Moree, New South Wales

town in New South Wales, Australia

Moree is a large town in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is on the Mehi River and on the junction of the Newell Highway and Gwydir Highway. The next closest town to Moree is Narrabri which is 100 kilometers south of Moree.[2] It has passenger trains to and from Sydney and buses to and from Grafton.

New South Wales
Main street, Moree
Moree is located in New South Wales
Coordinates29°27′57″S 149°50′02″E / 29.46583°S 149.83389°E / -29.46583; 149.83389
Population7,383 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
  • 628 km (390 mi) from Sydney
  • 480 km (298 mi) from Brisbane
  • 380 km (236 mi) from Dubbo
  • 272 km (169 mi) from Tamworth
  • 129 km (80 mi) from Goondiwindi
LGA(s)Moree Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Northern Tablelands
Federal division(s)Parkes
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.6 °C
80 °F
12.2 °C
54 °F
617.6 mm
24.3 in

Moree is a major agricultural centre. It is an important part of the Australian cotton growing industry. Like many towns and cities in Australia, Moree shares its name with a much smaller community in Northern Ireland, Moree, County Tyrone. At the 2001 census, 9,247 people lived in Moree. Later in 2006, only 8,083 people lived there.[3]


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moree (Urban Centre)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  
  2. "Map of Moree in New South Wales". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Moree (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 January 2012.