Maranoa Regional Council

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Maranoa Regional Council


The Maranoa Regional Council area is located in south-west Queensland. The Council area encompasses a total land area of nearly 59,000 square kilometres. The Maranoa Regional Council area is predominantly rural, with several small townships. The main township is Roma, with smaller townships at Amby, Injune, Jackson, Mitchell, Mungallala, Surat, Wallumbilla and Yuleba. Rural land is used largely for agriculture, forestry, mining and gas production.

The key employment sector in the Maranoa Regional Council area is agriculture, forestry and fishing. Other significant employment sectors include construction, mining, manufacturing, retail trade, health care and education. The main agricultural industries are sheep and cattle grazing, and grain and cereal crop growing. Forestry is also a significant industry, with numerous state forests located in the Council area. Mining is an important industry, with the area being home to various mines and oil fields. The main commercial centre is the Roma township, with smaller commercial areas in the townships of Injune, Mitchell and Surat. The main health care facility is Roma Hospital, with multi-purpose health services at Injune, Mitchell and Surat, and a community clinic at Wallumbilla. The area is home to TAFE Queensland South West (Roma Campus) and numerous schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Carnarvon Highway
  • Warrego Highway
  • Westlander train
  • Roma Airport


  • Brisbane CBD 480km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Injune township (various locations)
  • Roma township (various locations)

Maranoa Regional Council

economic profile