Slim Dusty Centre

An Australian Life in Song




The Slim Dusty Centre is a major cultural tourism attraction, celebrating the life of Australian Icon, Slim Dusty AO MBE. It is located in Slim’s home town of Kempsey, NSW.

The Slim Dusty Museum, an “Australian Life In Song” is a major tourism draw card, making this facility a must see on the national and international visitors’ scene.

The Slim Dusty Museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family’s own extensive archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends from all over the world. Visually rich and astonishingly varied, the display provides a look into Slim’s first steps into show business, the early years of adventures with Joy and their mates touring the towns and villages of Australia’s outback and the glory days of life on the showgrounds of Australia with artistes and performers of vaudevillian delights. Memory acts, dental trapeze and comedy skits were all part of Slim and Joy’s shows for years, until they settled into the type of performances for which they became famous; rollicking country music and Slim’s natural good humour, all with a very Australian flavour.

Enjoy the costumes, the images of Australian life and its people, the music of some of Australia’s finest musicians and the insights into Australia’s vast history and geography that only Slim and Joy’s sixty years on the road can provide.



Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Adult $23.50 | Concession: $18.50 | Child / Student: $9.50 | Under 5: Free
Family $54.50 | Tour Groups $16.50 | School Groups $7.50


Images: Courtesy of Slim Dusty Centre & Museum

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