POSTPONED to Thursday July 15 2021.

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 8:00pm

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)


Suitable for all ages.

No filming or photography permitted.

Merchandise available for purchase. John will be available for signings in the foyer after the performance.



This Event has been postponed to from Friday 20th November 2020 to Thursday July 15 2021.

Tickets will be transferred and re-issued to the new performance date.

If you have an urgent query, please call the box office on 6331 0052 or email boxofficemanager@theatrenorth.com.au

*** UPDATE***

The 2020 ‘WINDING BACK’ tour was to be John’s year, celebrating his 75th birthday and his distinguished 50-year career, since writing that first song ‘Old Man Emu’. What a year it’s turning out to be! Sadly, Coronavirus has touched every one of us. The tour will now continue into 2021, so, hold onto those tickets as those 500+ songs are still there, and John is waiting to entertain you. This tour may be your last chance to see John live on stage


It was 1970 when John released his first song, ‘Old Man Emu’ which kick started a five-decade career crafting out some of Australia’s unofficial anthems, tender ballads and songs that captured the outback landscape and the people of the country. He has toured the country like few others selling over 5 million albums along the way and was recognized by being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.

John is hesitant to say he’s retiring, but acknowledges he won’t continue the regular touring he’s done consistently during his enduring career. ‘I think I’ve spent more time in airport lounges and travelling highways than most and I’m looking forward to winding back and tending to my garden. I’ll still perform at major festivals, but the Winding Back tour is about saying goodbye to a lot of the towns I’ve visited almost annually in the past fifty years.’

Perhaps John’s greatest legacy is making Australians proud of their country; of who they are.

Mallee Boy, True Blue, Fair Dinkum, or whatever you call him, there is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as he does and this could be the final time you get to experience his inspiring concert in your town or city.


Ticket Pricing

  • $64 - Full
  • $59 - Concession
  • $35 - Child 3-14 years

Concessions available for Pensioners only.

Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements (front row only, wheelchair accessibility) or hearing enhancement facilities.

Reserved seating
Downstairs only

Babes in Arms (sitting on your lap, not occupying a seat) aged up to 3 years are admitted free to this performance. All Babes in Arms must have a ticket to enter the theatre. Please ask for your complimentary Babes in Arms ticket at the box office.

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.