Straddling the NSW and Queensland border, Mungindi is the only town in Australia to have the same name in two states.
The population of Mungindi is about 750 people, with the median age 36 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 21% of the population
Mungindi is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Mungindi is 740 km (8 hr 30 min drive) from Sydney, 508 km (5 hr 45 min drive) from Brisbane and 125 km (85 min) from Moree.
The Mungindi district produces wheat, cotton, sheep and beef cattle for local, national and international markets.
The closest airport to Mungindi is Moree Airport an 85 min drive away, direct services to Sydney are available with Qantas and flights to Brisbane are available with Fly Corporate.
The main industry sectors employing residents of Mungindi are: grain growing, primary and secondary education, grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming, cotton growing and other agriculture support services.
Mungindi Multi-Purpose Health Service is a public hospital with less than 50 beds. It has an emergency department and domiciliary care unit. The service provides visiting and outreach services including occupational therapy, dentistry, diabetes education, mental health, women’s health, and drug and alcohol services. Home and Community Care services (HACC) are also available.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Mungindi.
Childcare options for young families in Mungindi include two preschools.
Shopping in Mungindi includes a Spar supermarket, chemist, newsagent, butcher and bakery. A larger range of shopping options are available in Moree an 85 min drive from Mungindi.
Places of worship located in Mungindi include Catholic and Anglican churches.
Activities in Mungindi include soaking in the hot artesian spa at the local pool complex. The local history park has a collection of old machinery and other old items once used locally.
A famous landmark near Mungindi is the One Ton Post – a famous surveyor peg marking the eastern end of the 700 km fence which divides NSW and Qld along the 29th parallel.