Rannes, Queensland

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Rannes is located in Queensland
Coordinates24°07′S 150°07′E / 24.117°S 150.117°E / -24.117; 150.117Coordinates: 24°07′S 150°07′E / 24.117°S 150.117°E / -24.117; 150.117
LGA(s)Banana Shire Council
State electorate(s)Fitzroy
Federal Division(s)Flynn

Rannes is a small town in central Queensland, Australia within the Banana Shire local government area, between Wowan and Banana on the Leichhardt Highway and the Don River.[1]


Shire Council building, Rannes, circa 1930

Although small, Rannes used to be a major railway town which once had 27 pubs.

In 1880, the local government area Banana Division (later the Shire of Banana) was established with its headquarters in Banana (taking its name from the town). However, in 1930 the shire headquarters became Rannes and the shire offices were physically relocated from Banana to Rannes. Since 1946, the shire has its headquarters in Biloela.[2]


Rannes is primarily a farming town which specialises in the beef and grain industry.


  1. ^ "Rannes (entry 28011)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Banana Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 7 June 2014.