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Grain silos at Dingo, 2017
Dingo is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 340 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.2104/km2 (0.545/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4702
Area 1,616.2 km2 (624.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Dingo:
Jellinbah Alsace Mackenzie
Bluff Dingo Goowarra
Wooroona Wallaroo

Dingo is a rural town and locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Dingo had a population of 340 people.


The town is on the Capricorn Highway, 762 kilometres (473 mi) north west of the state capital Brisbane and 148 kilometres (92 mi) west of the regional centre of Rockhampton.


The town was surveyed in 1889 and took its name from the nearby Dingo Creek. For a time in 1940 the town was known as Remo. Dingo Post Office opened on 1 October 1876.

In 1973, a population of Bridled nail-tail wallabies (Onychogalea fraenata) was found in the Dingo area by a fencing contractor. Until this sighting the species was thought to be extinct having not been seen since 1937. The area where the wallabies was rediscovered was protected as Taunton National Park.

In the 2006 census, Dingo had a population of 263 people.


Dingo State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls on the corner of Kennedy amd Normanby Streets (23°38′44″S 149°19′49″E / 23.6455°S 149.3302°E / -23.6455; 149.3302 (Dingo State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 47 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

Notable residents

Australian rugby league player Ben Hunt grew up in Dingo.

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