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Commercial Hotel, Tara.jpg
Commercial Hotel
Population 855 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4421
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Tara:
Weambilla Montrose Kogan
The Gums Tara Goranba
The Gums Moonie Marmadua

Tara is a town and locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Tara had a population of 855.


Tara is on the Darling Downs. Immediately surrounding the urban area of Tara, there are a number of rural subdivisions of 'lifestyle blocks'. The blocks are usually between 13 and 40 ha in area. The population of the 2000 Rural Subdivision blocks exceeds that of the town itself.


Attractions near Tara include Southwood National Park, a remnant area of the southern brigalow belt.

The Commercial Hotel has two murals painted by artist Hugh Sawrey, from nearby Kogan. Painted in 1960, they are You’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me and Clancy’s gone to Queensland droving.

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