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Iron Knob awaits

Iron Knob awaits

For a small town, Iron Knob has excellent recreational amenities, including a nine-hole golf course, lawn bowls and attractive shady parks with restroom facilities. A Rural Transaction Centre, a Post Office with public internet access, and a park with playground and public murals all make the town a friendly stopover for travellers.

Iron Knob began as a housing settlement for miners somewhere between the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is often said to be the birthplace of Australia’s steel industry, and the town’s mine is among the oldest still active in Australia.

Currently, the mine is owned and operated by SIMEC. The main part of the town itself is not company land but freehold, having been proclaimed a township in February 1915. 

The town of Iron Knob has faced many changes since the mine temporarily closed between the mid 1990s and 2013, but it’s now back to full operations. Our ‘Aussie Battler’ spirit, and a quiet determination to not give up or in, has kept Iron Knob’s community spirit not only alive, but with an eye to the future. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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