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Mungallala Memorial Hall
Mungallala is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°27′0″S 147°33′0″E / 26.45000°S 147.55000°E / -26.45000; 147.55000Coordinates: 26°27′0″S 147°33′0″E / 26.45000°S 147.55000°E / -26.45000; 147.55000
Postcode(s) 4467
LGA(s) Maranoa Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Mungallala is a town in the South West region of the Australian state of Queensland. The town is in the Maranoa Region local government area and on the Warrego Highway, 608 kilometres (378 mi) west of the state capital Brisbane and 133 kilometres (83 mi) west of the regional centre of Roma. The name Mungallala is said to mean 'food water' because of the location of a cypress mill, approximately halfway between Mitchell and Morven on the Warrego Highway.[1] The town consists of only a few streets, a public library, school and the Mungallala Club Hotel.[2] In 2016 the Australian Taxation Office listed Mungallala as having the lowest mean taxable income by postcode, making it the 'poorest' town in Australia.[3]


Mungallala Post Office opened by May 1911 (a receiving office had been open from 1887).[4]


  1. ^ "Mungallala - Places To Visit - Queensland's Outback". Queensland Holidays. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ Chirp Internet. "Hotels in Mungallala < Queensland | Gday Pubs - Enjoy our Great Australian Pubs". Gday Pubs. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ Antrobus, Blake (2016-04-20). "Mungallala labelled Australia's 'poorest' postcode". Roma Western Star. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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