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Sign located at the entrance to Amby
|Population||86 (2016 census locality)|
|• Density||0.4322/km2 (1.119/sq mi)|
|Elevation||340 m (1,115 ft)|
|Area||199.0 km2 (76.8 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
The town is roughly in the centre of the locality. The Warrego Highway passes through the locality from east to west, passing through the main street of the town. The Western railway line also passes through the locality from east to west, serving the Amby railway station in the town. Amby Creek flows through the location from north to south, eventually a tributary of the Maranoa River. The Amby Downs homestead is located in the north-east of the locality.
Amby takes its name from the Amby Creek; Amby is possibly a word meaning "little girl" in Kogai dialect of Mandandanji language.
The Amby Downs pastoral station is believed to have been established before 1860.
A postal receiving office opened at Amby around 1883, and became a post office around 1900; it continues to operate out of the Amby Store.
Amby Provisional School opened on 26 February 1894 and became Amby State School in 1901. It closed on 19 September 1997.
There are a number of homesteads in the locality:
- Amby Downs in the north-east of the locality ( )
- Huntington ( )
- Richland Hill ( )
- Spring Hill ( )
- Turtle Grove ( )
- Robert Dunsmure, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Maranoa
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