Towns in Australia

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Moonie QLD


Postcode: 4406

Moonie, the oil capital of Queensland is a tiny settlement on the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie Highways. This was Australia’s first commercial oil field, established in 1961, it still operates today and lufkins can be seen working nearby.

Now the area is noted for its quality grain, cattle and prime lamb production. Legend says that Captain Starlight once passed through the area on one of his escapades. The Sports Club serves as the hub of the district’s social activities providing a range of sporting facilities.

Moonie has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Moonie is approximately 33 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 19 °c.

Moonie has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Moonie is approximately 19 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 6 °c.