Jundah is a remarkable outback town located near the Thomson River in the heart of Central Queensland. The introduction of heavy machinery has renewed the mining interest in the region with oil and gas reserves, as well as opals, being mined. However, it’s the sheep and cattle industries that keeps Jundah thriving. Set amongst spectacular displays of either dry red expanses or flooding plains of native wildflowers, Jundah offers an authentic and laid back outback lifestyle.
The Jundah Primary Health Care Centre provides 24-hour emergency medical service seven days a week as well as a primary health care clinic.
Other services provided by the centre include remote area nursing service, QAS ambulance response provided by Qld Health employee, operator x-ray service, immunisation, pathology specimen collection, primary health education, counselling, visiting Well Womens’ clinic four times a year and twice yearly dentist visits as well as Royal Flying Doctor Service medical clinic held every two weeks with child health and midwifery services.
Visiting allied health services include a dietician, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist visiting every three weeks.
The Jundah Primary Health Care Centre also coordinates with Blue care and Home And Community Care (HACC) to provide aged care services to the community.
Jundah’s scenic countryside is the only rival to the townspeople’s hospitality as the top reason to live and work in Jundah.
Exquisite rock holes, panoramic lookouts, vivid red sand dunes and the unique channel country provide not only a myriad of activities but also play home to a number of unique and rare plant and animal species, like the yellow-footed rock wallaby.
With a population of 120, the people of Jundah are proud of their eclectic community. The town is picturesque, the river is well stocked and the local mine produces some of the finest black and boulder opals in the world. The people of Jundah make their lives colourful with zany events like the Woolly Caulfield Cup. Sheep, jockeyed by toy monkeys, race as part of a day of live entertainment, luncheon, children’s games and fashions in the field in October each year.
Proceeds from the event go to the Jundah Race Club and the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose assistance is regularly called upon in this region.
Take your reel and rod down to the Thomson River for a spot of fishing. The river yields a variety of fish including yellowbelly, catfish and bream and the waterholes along the river are rife with yabbies.