Slim Dusty Centre

Located in Slim Dusty’s home town of Kempsey, the Slim Dusty Centre is a multi-purpose facility offering visitor information, a retail shop, a cafe, the Nulla Nulla Art Gallery and the famous Slim Dusty Museum. You’ll also find Nulla the Koala, from the Hello Koalas sculpture trail, at the centre.

The museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family’s own archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all over the world. Visually rich and astonishingly varied, the display offers insights into the amazing lives of Slim, Joy and their family and mates, touring the towns and villages of Australia’s outback. You can get a close-up look at ‘Old Purple’ and Slim and Joy’s last touring caravan. Be sure to try our specially formulated Homewood coffee blend, selected by Slim’s family, and delicious treats from Dusty’s Dinner Camp Cafe.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Slim Dusty Centre. Drop in and say g’day!

The Slim Dusty Centre is managed by Kempsey Shire Council.

COVID-19 update

The Slim Dusty Centre will reopen on Saturday 1 December. Opening hours will be:

  • Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 2pm 
  • Monday and public holidays - closed

Visitors will be required to comply with relevant COVID-19 restrictions.