Woorabinda is located in Central Queensland, 170km south-west of Rockhampton and 65km south of Duaringa. Woorabinda is situated on the traditional lands of the Wadja (Wad-ja) and Gungaloo (Gun-ga-loo) Aboriginal peoples.
Woorabinda residents speak English with some speaking both English and an Aboriginal language. There are approximately 52 clans represented in Woorabinda, with a vast number of language groups from across Queensland
Getting to Woorabinda
Woorabinda is about 700km north west of Brisbane via the Warrego Highway to Miles then north on the Leichhardt Highway. There is an air strip at Woorabinda that accommodates restricted plane sizes. The nearest airport is Rockhampton, and Woorabinda is 178 km from Rockhampton airport. It takes about 2 hours 20 minutes to drive to Woorabinda from the airport.
Community alcohol limits in this area
If you're planning on travelling through Queensland, you need to know about alcohol restrictions.
Alcohol restrictions are in place in the discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland. They aim to help improve the health and well-being of all people living in these communities.
The restrictions either ban or limit the amount and type of alcohol you can take into a community.
The Woorabinda restricted area is the Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire area including all public and private places.
Small sections of the Dawson Highway, Aphis Creek Road and the Fitzroy Development Road that pass through the shire are excluded.
No alcohol or homebrew and homebrew equipment is allowed in restricted areas.