Gargett, Queensland

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Gargett is located in Queensland
Coordinates 21°10′S 148°45′E / 21.167°S 148.750°E / -21.167; 148.750Coordinates: 21°10′S 148°45′E / 21.167°S 148.750°E / -21.167; 148.750
Postcode(s) 4741
LGA(s) Mackay Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Gargett is a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


Gargett is in east central Queensland, located 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Mackay.


The locality takes its name from the Gargett railway station, which in turn was named (but misspelled) after John Garget, a railway construction contractor.[1]

The railway from Paget reached Gargett in 1902.[2] It was a busy station during the sugar crushing season. Gargett Post Office opened by October 1910 (a receiving office had been open from 1909).[3]


The Mackay Regional Council operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly schedule at Mackay-Eungella Road.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Gargett (entry 46788)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Recollections of the Netherdale Line Scott, Glen Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, February, 1992 pp27-41
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Libraries: Contact/Opening Hours". Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mobile Library Timetable 2017" (PDF). Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017.