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Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, 2010
Meandarra is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 262 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 0.3249/km2 (0.841/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4422
Area 806.4 km2 (311.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Meandarra:
Glenmorgan Yulabilla Condamine
Glenmorgan Meandarra Hannaford
Coomrith Inglestone Hannaford

Meandarra is a rural town and locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Meandarra had a population of 262 people.


The town is located on Brigalow Creek, 361 kilometres (224 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. Meandarra contains the neighbourhood of Undulla at 27°10′59″S 149°57′0″E / 27.18306°S 149.95000°E / -27.18306; 149.95000 (Undulla, Queensland=).

The Glenmorgan railway line enters the locality from the east and terminates at the Meandarra railway station immediately north of the town (27°19′19″S 149°53′10″E / 27.3219°S 149.8861°E / -27.3219; 149.8861 (Meandarra railway station)).


First surveyed in 1912 by surveyor John Daveney Steele, the town derived its name from a pastoral run first used by pastoralist Archibald Meston on 16 October 1867.

Meandarra State School opened on 27 September 1915.

Meandarra Post Office opened on 1 January 1928 (a receiving office was open from 1910 until 1918).

The Meandarra Public Library building opened in 1993.

At the 2006 census, Meandarra and the surrounding area had a population of 341.

The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum was opened in 2009. The museum contains a large collection of ANZAC memorabilia including a Canberra bomber and a German U-boat Engine.

The Glenmorgan railway line was closed beyond Meandarra closed on 26 June 2013, making Meandarra the terminus.


Meandarra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Sara Street (27°19′26″S 149°52′56″E / 27.3240°S 149.8822°E / -27.3240; 149.8822 (Meandarra State School)). In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 37 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 41 students with 5 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Meandarra. The nearest secondary school is Tara State College in Tara to the east, but it is a considerable distance for a daily commute and other options would be distance education or boarding school.


The Western Downs Regional Council operates the Meandarra Library on Sara Street.
The Royal Hotel operates on Sara Street.

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