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Mungindi

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New England/Northwest

Straddling the NSW and Queensland border, Mungindi is the only town in Australia to have the same name in two states.

A Grouping
RA4 / MMM6

Location

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.

How to get there

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.

Population

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.

Healthcare facilities

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.

Accredited GP practices

  • Barwon Medical Centre

  • Industry

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.
  • Education

In Mungindi there is a public and a private school:
  • Childcare

Childcare options for young families in Mungindi include two preschools.
  • Shopping

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

Places of worship located in Mungindi include Catholic and Anglican churches.
  • Points of interest

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.
  • Sporting activities

There is a range of sporting facilities and sporting clubs in Mungindi including swimming, pony club, golf club, little athletics, rugby league, rifle club and tennis club. Many have their own websites and social media pages, contact details for some clubs are also available at Mungindi Local Groups & Clubs.
  • Community groups and activities

In Mungindi community groups and volunteer organisations include Mungindi Arts Committee, The Choir Brigade, Mungindi Music and Drama Society and Mungindi Historical Society. A listing of groups and their contact details is available at Mungindi Local Groups & Clubs.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Mungindi. Good places to start are the Facebook pages What's on in and around Mungindi and Moree Plains Shire Council.