The arts sector was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19, but the continued innovation of artists and arts organisations such as Woodfordia shines through, as they adjust to ensure they can continue to create and lift the spirit of our communities.

Woodfordia holds a special place in the heart of the Queensland community and we will miss Woodford Folk Festival this year. However, with the introduction of Bushtime, a brand-new experience for arts and nature lovers alike, our love of Woodford can continue.

Bushtime is a unique camping holiday set amongst Woodfordia’s beautiful 500-acre site. It will include an engaging program of immersive arts and cultural offerings whilst also holding a focus on our environment.

It is because of Queensland’s continued health response and COVID Safe Plans that we can enjoy events like Bushtime.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the Palaszczuk Government has committed to more than $42.5 million worth of relief measures to support the arts and cultural sector, including a $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package announced as part of our plan for economic recovery.

I hope you enjoy all that Bushtime has to offer. I am sure it will become another much-loved event offering from Woodfordia.


The Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef,

Minister for Science and

Minister for the Arts