Local Online Information Hub + Business Directory, Calendar & Accommodation.

The online information hub links you with the communities of the Balonne Shire. You will find more information by scrolling through the category options on the left side of this page. 

St George is the larger town in the Shire, its features include country gardens and a wonderful riverside walkway along the Balonne River frontage. The 2km walkway can be entered from St Georges Terrace via cement footpaths.  Sunrise and sunset are special times to enjoy the soft colors, atmosphere of the river gums, landscaping and bird-life. 

All the towns of the Balonne Shire area, have special features.
Dirranbandi has a wonderful park in the Centre of Town for visitors and community to enjoy.  Mungindi has the 1Tonne Post and has a lovely River Camping area. Bollon offers a wonderful riverside walk from Town to the Free Camping area. Thallon is home to colourful Silo Murals and a giant climbing structure "William, the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat" in the Town Park. The Hebel Pub refreshes the Traveler while enjoying Riverside Camping. More information is available by visiting their links on the left hand side of this page.

In this region, rainfall is highly variable, with an annual average of 516 mm. The weather pattern is one of droughts and flooding rains.  Extreme heat can be experienced during the Summer. The colourful hues of of sunset and sunrise are truly remarkable. At night, the rural skies are an astronomer's dream. The big dark skies are lit up with a brilliant array of stars, including the Southern Cross and the Milky Way.

With a population of less than 5,000 people the community of the Balonne Shire have the freedom of lifestyle choices. They enjoy quality education and health services. In St George, these include childcare, preschools, primary schools and high school. Health services include two medical centres, hospital, allied health services, visiting specialists, community care and a retirement village.  A variety of shopping is available with large grocery stores - Foodworks and IGA, a great bakery and many wonderful coffee shops and a corner store.

Many lifestyle and sporting activities are available including art & craft groups, garden club and men's shed. Team sports include various codes of
football, cricket, bowls, triathlon and netball. Among the individual sports are tennis, squash and golf.  Horse sports feature strongly across the shire, including race meetings, pony club, campdrafting and polocrosse. 

Visitor Information Centres

Each town has it's own Visitor Information Centre with information to share; local crafts and gifts available for sale. Pop in to discover all the possibilities of the region.
The St George Visitor Information Centre features ample caravan parking and offers a disable access toilet. For more information E: vic@balonne.qld.gov.au    P: 07 4620 8877

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