Nebo, Queensland

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Nebo is located in Queensland
Coordinates 21°41′S 148°41′E / 21.683°S 148.683°E / -21.683; 148.683Coordinates: 21°41′S 148°41′E / 21.683°S 148.683°E / -21.683; 148.683
Population 282 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4742
LGA(s) Isaac Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Nebo is a small town in Queensland, Australia, located 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-west of the city of Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway. At the 2006 census, Nebo had a population of 850.[1]

Pastoralists settled in the Nebo region as early as the 1860s, Nebo Post Office opening on 1 January 1864.[2] The district was named by explorer William Landsborough, after the Babylonian god Nabu (Hebrew: Nebo). [1]

The local economy has traditionally relied on coal-mining as it plays a significant role in the local economy, with eleven coal mines located in the Nebo district.

Heritage listings[edit]

Nebo has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nebo (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nebo Hotel (entry 15926)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-10.