Tarong, Queensland

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Tarong is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°46′02″S 151°50′38″E / 26.7671°S 151.844°E / -26.7671; 151.844Coordinates: 26°46′02″S 151°50′38″E / 26.7671°S 151.844°E / -26.7671; 151.844
Postcode(s) 4615
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Tarong:
Brooklands Brooklands South Nanango
Brooklands Tarong South Nanango
Maidenwell Neumgna Yarraman

Tarong is a rural locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

The area is best known for the Tarong Power Station.


The name Tarong derives from the name of a pastoral run first used in 1850; it is probably based on an Aboriginal word tarum meaning wild lime tree.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "Tarong (entry 46271)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tarong Homestead (entry 600759)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.