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Kumbarilla is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 197 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.7893/km2 (2.044/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4405
Area 249.6 km2 (96.4 sq mi)
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Kumbarilla:
Beelbee Kogan Ducklo
Weranga Kumbarilla Ducklo
Marmadua Halliford Halliford

Kumbarilla is a town and rural locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kumbarilla had a population of 197 people.


The locality ranges from 350m to 400m above sea level. The town is located in the south-west corner of the locality immediately to the south of the former Kumbarilla railway station on the Glenmorgan railway line; there are very few buildings in the surveyed town plan area.

The Glenmorgan railway line passes from east to west through the southern part of the locality. The Moonie Highway also passes from east to west to the south of the railway line and does not pass through the town; the junction of the highway with the Surat Developmental Road is at the south-western edge of the locality.

The Braemer State Forest is in the north-west of the locality. In addition, there are two smaller state forests in the locality: Daandine and Weranga. Apart from these, the land is predominantly freehold used for grazing.

Despite its name, the Kumbarilla State Forest is not within Kumbarilla but is immediately to the south of Kumbarilla's southern border in Marmadua and Halliford.

Geologically it is part of the Surat Basin.


The town takes its name from its railway station which was in turn an Aboriginal word in a local dialect meaning ironbark tree/timber.

Kumbarilla Provisional School opened in 1913 and became Kumbarilla State School on 1 December 1918. The school closed about 1923.

Popular culture

Kumbarilla is one of the places listed in the first version of the song I've Been Everywhere.


Almost all of Kumbarilla is subject to a petroleum lease for coal seam gas with a grid of wells and pipelines in the northern and south-western parts of the locality. The Ruby Jo gas compression facility operated by QGC is located on Kumbarilla road south of the Braemer State Forest.

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