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Moore is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°53′29″S 152°17′28″E / 26.8913°S 152.2911°E / -26.8913; 152.2911 (Moore (town centre))Coordinates: 26°53′29″S 152°17′28″E / 26.8913°S 152.2911°E / -26.8913; 152.2911 (Moore (town centre))
Population 296 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 1.671/km2 (4.33/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4314
Area 177.1 km2 (68.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Somerset Region
County Cavendish
Parish Colinton
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Blair
Localities around Moore:
Benarkin North
Linville Sheep Station Creek
Benarkin Moore Harlin
Cherry Creek Colinton Colinton

Moore is a rural town and locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Moore had a population of 296 people.

Moore is 96 kilometres (60 mi) north-west of Brisbane.


Moore is situated at the base of the Balfour Range between Esk in the Brisbane River valley and Yarraman in the South Burnett. The Brisbane River passes through the locality from north to south passing to the east of the town centre. The D'Aguilar Highway runs from the south to the north-west of the locality. The western end of the locality is within the Benarkin State Forest.

In the town centre, there was a railway station on the Brisbane Valley railway line but that line is now closed.


StateLibQld 1 102482 Students of Moore State School, ca. 1915
Students of Moore State School, ca. 1915

The town was originally known as Stanley Gate and then as Mooretown. In July 1910 the town took the name of Moore from its railway station, which was named after John and William Moore, graziers of Colinton.

Moore Provisional School opened on 1 December 1904, becoming a state school in 1908. The school ceased operation on 31 December 2006 and was officially closed in December 2007. The school was sold for $77,000 in 2012.

Moore Post Office opened by September 1905 (a receiving office had been open from 1903).

Heritage listings

Moore has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


There are no schools in Moore. The nearest primary schools are Linville State School in neighbouring Linville to the north, Benarkin State School in neighbouring Benarkin to the west and Harlin State School in neighbouring Harlin to the south-east. The nearest secondary schools are Toogoolawah State High School (to Year 12) in Toogoolawah to the south, Kilcoy State High School (to Year 12) in Kilcoy to the south-east, Yarraman State School (to Year 10) in Yarraman to the west, and Nanango State High School (to Year 12) in Nanango to the north-west.

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