Dysart, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||2,991 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.79461/km2 (2.0580/sq mi)|
|Elevation||223 m (732 ft)|
|Area||3,764.1 km2 (1,453.3 sq mi)|
Dysart is a town and a locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia. Dysart is a service centre for the nearby Norwich Park coal mine, which closed in 2012 but was reopened in 2020 under the new name Saraji South the Saraji coal mine, and the Lake Vermont Coal Mine, as well as grazing properties in the district. Most residents are employed by the coal mines. At the 2016 Census, Dysart had a population of 2,991.
Norwich Park coal mine was located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the town. Dysart is home to Norwich Park Mines Day, held to increase the public's knowledge of the mining industry. A monument to the coal and rail industry consisting of a large truck and coal wagon is located at the northern entrance to the town.
Norwich Park Mine closed on 11 April 2012, after 32 years of operation. Following its closure, its miners were relocated to Saraji Mine, which is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of the town.
Rugby league is a popular sport in Dysart. Dysart junior team is named 'Dysart Bulls' with team colours being red, black and white. The senior team is also called 'Dysart Bulls' and has about six home games a year. Junior home team of Matt Sing (24 State of Origin Games for Queensland).
Dysart also has a very popular soccer team, the Dysart Devils.