Dysart is a town North of Emerald nestled amongst Moranbah, Claremont and Middlemount on the cross section of Middlemount Rd, Dysart Rd, Dysart Connection Rd and Cotherstone Rd.
The population of Dysart is around the 3200 mark and this is made up of mainly workers and families of the mining industry in the area as Dysart is close to the Norwich Park, Lake Vermont and Saraji coal mines.
The town was formally established in 1973 as a service town to the mines in the area and the cattle and grain farms too, the name comes from the local Parish and Farm that existed in the area and comes from Scottish origins.
Coal was found in the late 1960’s in the area and then the town was constructed accordingly on the above date to service the influx of people into the area.
There are 2 schools in Dysart this includes the High School, in the centre of the town is an Olympic size pool and also the Shopping Centre, Golf Course, Hospital, Hotels, Library, Motels, Bowls Club and the Civic Centre to name a few things.
There is a lot to do in the area also with tourist spots on offer being Peak Range National Park, Lord’s Table Rest Area, Mt Orange Copper Chimney, Big Belly Dump Truck and Coal Wagon, Dysart Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Campbell’s Peak as well as others.
So Dysart is still a thriving community based around the mines in the area, there is plenty to do there besides mining though.