About the region

Regional Overview

The Maranoa region is located in south west Queensland approximately 500km west of Brisbane. Covering an area of 58,830km and home to approximately 13,000 people, the region maintains a proud and productive agricultural industry which has been complimented with industrial expansion in the energy and tourism sectors.

Maranoa Regional Council was officially formed on March 15, 2008 as part of the Queensland Local Government Reform processes introduced by the Queensland State Government. The new Council area was established through the amalgamation of Roma Town Council, Bungil Shire Council, Bendemere Shire Council, Waroo Shire Council and Booringa Shire Council.

Towns in the Maranoa include Roma, Hodgson, Muckadilla, Injune, Eumamurrin, Bymount, Mitchell, Amby, Dunkeld, Mungallala, Surat, Begonia, Teelba, Wycombe, Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Jackson and Noonga. 

  • Maranoa is a key regional centre for agriculture, engery and resources, with the thriving and vibrant town of Roma truly at the heart of the region's livestock industry
    • Packed with a wealth of immense natural resource, and with mature allied industries to complement and add value to extraction and logistics
    • Located in the heart of Maranoa, Roma offers a weath of comsopolitan facilities and lifestyle, including boutique retailers, cafes and eateries.
    • Roma Saleyards - Australia's largest such facility - sells over 275,000 cattle annually, serving the Maranoa region and beyond. The saleyards are more than just a transactional venue, with recent investment of $8.61m tranforming the facility into a place of eduction, learning and communitiy amenities.
    • As gateway to the outback, Roma has a strong and diverse tourism sector themed around discovery of natural resources and natural wonder. Recently $4.68m was invested to expand The Big Rig Visitor Centre, improving its facilities and broadening the tourism offer in Roma 
    • The Maranoa offers everything from fishing and farm stays to bird watching and bush walking. Steeped in history from the wool industry boom time, Surat is a haven for fishing, the water front camping sites are perfect, and the billy is boiling. Injnue is an artists' haven as well as an ideal launch pad for outdoor pursuits. Mitchell is home to fishing and a proud cultural heritage, while Wallumbilla and Yuleba are renowned for their proactive community and country welcome.
    • Every town in Maranoa had access to NBN high speed internet, with Surat soon to have Fibre To The Premise (FTTP).
    • The region boasts national parks and tourist attractions including the outstanding natural beauty of the carnarvon Gorge. 


  • Key position within the region, only six-hour drive time from Brisbane 
  • Regular public transport flights to Brisbane with a travel time of just over an hour.
  • Prime location within preferred heavy transport corridor from Southern States to Northern Australia
  • Excellent freight logistics options
  • Easy access to international markets
  • Roma is the key agricultural services centre for the region, and mining industry base for Surat basin Gas and Moomba oil fields
  • High speed data networks, including recent upgrades to boost regional connectivity.


  • Median house price in Maranoa is $275,000.
  • Industrial land is available and attractively priced.
  • Lower cost of living and doing business.

Amazing Lifestyle

  • Roma is a regional tourist hub and gateway to the outback, with a dedicated visitor centre that focuses on the discovery of oil and gas and its importance to the region.
  • There's something for everyone at Surat, a leading country lifestyle town.
  • Mitchell offers visitors a soak in the Great Artesian Spa and access to the stunning Carnavon National Park 
  • Family-oriented, and with comphrensive health services, high quality education and sport, recreation and cultural facilities together with affordable and desirable lifestyle residential lots throughout the region.