The Baralaba Hotel
|Population||479 (2011 census)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Banana|
The Dawson River forms the western boundary of the locality. The town is located in the north-west corner of the locality beside the river. The Neville Hewitt weir on the river at the town creates a wide river for irrigation and recreation.
The town is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) west of the Leichhardt Highway.
The local economy revolves around beef production.
The town's name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "high mountain" referring to nearby Mount Ramsay.
In May 1941, an Honour Board commemorating those who served in World War II was unveiled at the Returned and Services League of Australia Memorial Hall in Stopford Street ( ). Outside of the Memorial Hall is a white cross commemorating those who served in all wars and conflicts.
Two coal mines once operated in the Baralaba region. Both closed, but mining operations recommenced at one mine in 2005.
Baralaba Golf Club has a 9-hole golf course and is located on Alberta Road.
The annual Baralaba agricultural show is held in May.
Baralaba has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Baralaba (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Baralaba (entry 1568)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- "Baralaba (entry 40421)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- "Baralaba". Dawson River Towns. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
- "Agency ID4818, Baralaba State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Baralaba & District Honour Board". Monument Australia. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- "Baralaba & District War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "2012 School Annual Report" (PDF). Baralaba State School. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Baralaba Golf Club". World Golf. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Simple Pleasures: Banana Shire" (PDF). The Gladstone Region. Tourism Queensland. p. 3. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "Dawson Valley Colliery (former) (entry 602723)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Baralaba (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
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