Darling Downs South West Town


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Dirranbandi is currently a 3-star Queensland Tidy Town. You can tell us about your experience to Dirranbandi by voting in the online poll (or leave a comment below).

Dirranbandi is a small town with a big cotton industry. It is also noted for grazing and dryland farming.

The town is situated on the Balonne Minor River with a famous levee bank, for having saved the town from flooding on many occasions. Dirranbandi marks the end of the South West rail line and the beginning of the Culgoa Floodplain.

On a visit to the Rail & Riverprecinct you will find the 1913 Parcel’s Office, Goods Shed and theStationmaster’s residence, which is home to the Rural Transaction Centre andDirran Hub. Strolling around the parkland you will find an audio board tellingthe stories of Tom Dancey, the Dirranbandi Dandy and the Charge of Beersheba.

The Centennial Walk features a display of mosaic tiles starting at the Post Office.

If you venture north of the coloured poles you will find the Jack Dwyer Memorial Park, a peaceful spot to picnic or stretch your legs along the pathway and exercise equipment.

If you are planning to stay the night, Dirranbandi offers a diverse range of accommodation, including a caravan park with a rich history, two motels and a hotel, or further south west from town you will find riverside space for self-contained caravans and RVs.

Local Government Information

Our Shire serves as a bridge between the expanse of the great outback to its west, and the Great Dividing Range and capital city to its east. Across more than 31,000km2, 4500 residents call one of our seven communities home – St George, Thallon, Dirranbandi, Bollon, Nindigully, Mungindi, and Hebel. One of the unique things about our Shire is that every town is situated beside a river. Our towns are known for their rich history, friendly locals, bird life, wide open spaces and their relaxed country lifestyle. Traditionally, the Shire’s economy has been built around agriculture, in particular the production of cotton, grain, sheep and cattle. Growth has been shown in new areas such as tourism, and horticultural crops such as grapes, onions, and garlic. The Shire hub, St George, sits at the intersection of six highways, providing connectivity for the transportation of goods and flow through of visitors alike.

Balonne Shire Council

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