About the Federal Electorate of Maranoa
Spanning an area three times the size of Victoria – at 731,297 square kilometres Maranoa represents one of Australia’s most diverse federal electorates.
The Federal Electorate of Maranoa has existed since Federation and is the largest electorate in Queensland.
From pioneering icons like Burke and Wills, sporting champions – Australian Diamonds and Qld Firebirds netball captain Laura Geitz, cricketer Matthew Hayden, rugby league legends Arthur Beetson and Darren Lockyer – to Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the birthplace of Australia’s commercial aviation through Qantas, Maranoa’s history is rich, based in fact and is better than any fictional story you’ll find.
While our past is steeped in tradition, our future is most exciting as we truly live in a wonderful region – full of opportunity and diverse industry – the people of Maranoa make a significant contribution to Australia through agriculture, horticulture, coal, oil and gas industries.
Our region’s economy is driven by thriving and resilient agriculture industries, an innovative small business sector and manufacturing. From cereals to cotton, almost every crop variety is grown in Maranoa. As one of the nation’s most precious food bowls – from fruit and vegetables grown on the Granite Belt; juicy Chinchilla watermelons; pork, wine and navy beans from the South Burnett; beef grazed on the Channel Country and sold at Australia’s largest cattle-selling centre in Roma – Maranoa is integral to our country’s fresh produce.
We are a friendly people, with a firm handshake and will look you in the eye. Our communities are tight-knit and warm and Maranoa boasts 17 Local Government Areas – all with a unique personality and identity. Whether its food and wine festivals, Fur Balls, Flock Ewe, racing – think horses in Birdsville, running dinosaur footsteps preserved in stone, camels, yabbies and even cane toads – or when we come together on show day, a premier event where a community works hard to promote and celebrate their local region, we offer an action-packed calendar and we’ll always extend a kind invitation for you to please join us.
This vast Maranoa is picturesque with so much to offer, to appease all passions and interests.
If I can assist you, as your Federal Member of Parliament, please contact my electorate offices.
All the best,