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About Baralaba

Baralaba is a small country town situated on the banks of the Dawson River. The town is located on the edge of the Banana Shire, a prominent area in cattle, crop and grain farming and rich in natural resources. Baralaba sits on extensive undeveloped coal deposits and was originally a mining town. Some residents of the neighbouring towns of Woorabinda, Duaringa, Wowan and Dululu access services at Baralaba. The quiet and peaceful country town is ideal for those who want a more relaxing, yet active lifestyle.

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The old Baralaba Multipurpose Health Service (MPHS) was of timber structure and built in 1926. A new purpose built MPHS facility was opened in September 2011. Baralaba Multipurpose Health Service currently provides medical, paediatric, accident and emergency, xray, immunisation, child health and pharmacy services as well as home visiting services when required.

A regular physiotherapy service is provided as an outreach service from Biloela. Other allied health services are arranged by appointment.

The new facilty will have a 2 bed emergency department as well as 9 inpatient
beds which will accommodate acute inpatients and residential aged care clients.

Living in Baralaba

Baralaba is the aboriginal word for 'land of the blue mountain', the town so named because of its proximity to Mount Ramsay which is 15km from the town on the road to Banana. Permission can be obtained from the land owner to hike the 14 kilometres to Mt Ramsay's summit which rewards hikers with a spectacular view of the surrounding area and Dawson River.

The Dawson River flows through Baralaba and is a great spot for fishing and water sports such as water skiing, swimming and kayaking. The Neville Hewitt Picnic area attracts many interstate travellers during the winter months.

Baralaba coal mine excavates coal from the Bowen Basin and provides jobs to the local community. For a look into the past a tour of the local Historical Village can be arranged. Myella Farmstay 15km from Baralaba provides a real life farm experience for guests.

Local must see!

If you’re a rugby league fan, catch one of the local Baralaba games. Renown for their passion and prowess in the game, Baralaba produces national-level players and they all started here with the Baralaba Panthers.

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  • Baralaba State School (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 10
  • Community societies including Baralaba & District Pioneer Historical Society, Progress Association, Queensland Country Women’s Association, Hospital Auxiliary and Local Ambulance Committee
  • Mobile library
  • Police station
  • Ambulance Station
  • Fire services
  • Australia Post
  • Anglican, Uniting and Catholic churches
  • Shops including general store, café and newsagency
  • Baralaba Hotel
  • Garages
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  • Sporting clubs including aerobics, golf, pony club, swimming and tennis
  • Dawson River - angling, boating & waterskiing
  • Baralaba Weir
  • Mount Ramsey - bushwalking
  • Four wheel driving
  • Historic village
  • Farm stay
  • Fish restocking club
  • Landcare
  • Annual Show held in May
Baralaba hospital Baralaba hospital Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Stopford Street BARALABA QLD 4702
Postal Address:
General Phone:
+61 7 4998 2800
General Fax:
+61 7 4998 1178
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
Real life stories
Dr Joel Seguerra, Medical Practitioner, Baralaba Hospital
Dr Joel Seguerra Medical Practitioner, Baralaba Hospital "I like the job satisfaction, autonomy and flexibility. I get to work in a hospital setting and private practice".
Dr Scott Cooling, Medical Superintendent Capricorn Coast Hospital
Dr Scott Cooling Medical Superintendent Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service "It’s a great lifestyle with plenty of beach days plus good schools and sporting activities for the kids".
Larissa Ramm, Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital
Larissa Ramm Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital "There are a lot of small towns and outreach areas that rely on you, and at the end of the day you're helping make people's live better".
Colin Bowen, CN, Gladstone Hospital
Colin Bowen Clinical Nurse, Gladstone Hospital "It only takes 10 minutes to get to work. So you get to do anything you want with your own time because you find you get a lot more of it".
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  • 300 Population
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