Christmas Light Competition

Cloncurry Christmas Celebrations

The Christmas Light Competition is over for another year. Thank you to all participants for lighting up our town this festive season.

This year's winners are...

Best Decorated Rural Mailbox

  • Winner - Ashover Station

Best Decorated House

  • Equal First Place - 79 Ham Street and 23 Griffith Street
  • Second Place - 23 Palmer Street
  • Third Place - 20 Meldrum Street
  • Highly Commended - 43 Gregory Street

Best Decorated Business

  • Winner - Cloncurry Aged Care

Click the link below for a list of all entrants in this year's competition.

Each year council holds the Cloncurry Christmas Light competition to encourage residents and businesses to adorn their premises with Christmas lights and decorations. Hundreds of families drive around at Christmas time to view the displays at night. Lets make our shire shine during the festive season.

A printable entry form is available here. Please complete the form and return it with a photo of your Christmas light display to the Cloncurry Shire Council administration office before COB Friday, 1 December 2023.

Entries are open now and will close on Friday, 1 December 2023.

Judging will take place on Wednesday, 6 December 2023.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at the PCYC Christmas Light Bike Ride. The list of winners will also be shared on Council's Facebook page.

Category Prize
Best Decorated Home

First place - $250

Second place - $150

Third place - $100

Best Decorated Business First place - $250
Best Rural Decorated Mailbox                 First place - $250                    

Conditions of entry

By entering you indicate that you have read and agree to the below conditions:

  • Completed entries must be submitted to Cloncurry Shire Council no later than 5.00pm on Friday 1 December 2023.
  • Only properties in the Cloncurry Shire Council area are eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • Employees of Cloncurry Shire Council and their immediate family are ineligible to enter - ‘immediate family’ being a person or persons dwelling in the same house.
  • By entering you consent to your address and/or lights photo to be published.
  • Lights must be on between 7.00 and 9.30 pm on Friday 8 December 2023.
  • Entries in the ‘Best Rural Decorated Mailbox category must include a photograph (digital or printed) for judging.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure their display is safe. Cloncurry Shire Council accept no responsibility for costs or injuries which may occur as a result of entry.
  • Winners (as selected by the judging panel) will be announced on Tuesday 12 December 2023 on council’s website and Facebook page.
  • In the event of any dispute regarding the results and all other matters relating to the Christmas Lights Competition, the decision of the Judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  • Prize money will be awarded as Cloncurry buy local gift cards.
  • Entrants acknowledge and agree that as a result of entering the Competition they are providing their personal information to Cloncurry Shire Council for the purpose of administering the Competition, awarding prizes, and publicity (including publication of entrant’s addresses for the purpose of facilitating viewing of entries by the public). Furthermore entrants acknowledge and agree that their personal information will be handled in accordance with Council’s Privacy Statement. A copy of Council’s Privacy Statement can be accessed at:

Safety warning

Cloncurry Shire Council urges participants to remain safety conscious while setting up and pulling down lights, as well as ensure that electrical equipment is in good working order.

Please visit Ergon Energy’s website for advice and tips on festive lighting.

For more information, please contact Council on  07 4742 4100 or