Moranbah is one of Queensland’s youngest towns. Located approximately 200km south-west of Mackay, the coal hotspot was created specifically to house mine workers.

While most of its residents originally flocked to the Central Queensland hub during the mining boom, many have stayed to embrace private enterprise and business, and take advantage of the town’s modern facilities.

Moranbah boasts some of the best facilities of any Central Queensland mining town, including a skate park, library, public swimming pool, sporting fields and tracks, and an Art Gallery.

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Time Zone GMT + 10
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Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar ($)
Population 8,600

Moranbah diners aren’t indulged in choice. Like most regional centres, Moranbah’s dining scene is restricted to a few popular local haunts.

The township features a handful of ethnic eateries, with Chinese, Thai, Italian and Indian dishes on the menu. Motels like the Drovers Rest Motel and Moranbah Motor Inn have onsite restaurants. Moranbah’s main street, St Francis Drive is speckled with a few cafes. While familiar fast food outlets, such as Dominos, KFC and Red Rooster can also be found downtown.


Most of Moranbah’s retail activity is centred on the town square and Moranbah Fair, in the heart of downtown Moranbah.

The town square boasts a range of shops, including women’s boutiques, cafes, homewares retailers, jewellers, a newsagent, and sports, furniture and toys stores. While the Fair features a small mix of stores – including Target, Priceline and Coles – and family-friendly facilities.