In 1843 Ferriter and Uhr became the first European settlers to take up land in the Murgon area when they established 'Barambah Station'. The town of Murgon was established in the early 20th century.


Murgon… so named from an aboriginal word meaning ‘lily pond’… is located on the Bunya Highway approximately 245 kilometres north-west of Brisbane…just over 2.5 hours from city or sea.  Murgon District has a population of approx. 3500 people. It is a town with great facilities and amenities.

The Murgon district is a diverse farming region including olive and grape growing, cattle grazing, pig production and various crop farming including peanuts, lucerne, cotton and duboisia plantations.

Murgon is a friendly rural community surrounded by amazing scenery including spectacular views from the Tableland area.   Murgon offers so much to see and do…including the surrounding cellar door vineyards at Moffatdale & recreational activities at Yallakool Park on Bjelke-Petersen Dam along with the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum.

The South Burnett enjoys a warm dry climate where clear starry nights give way to perfect sunny days.

Things to do 

  • Murgon Visitor Information Centre

  • Lamb St, Murgon
  • 07 4189 9387