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Dalby

Dalby

 

Nestled in the centre of some of Australia’s richest farmlands, 220 kilometres west of Brisbane, Dalby is a rural town that serves as a crossroads to all surrounding areas of the Darling Downs.

Arriving in Dalby, it seems like a relaxed country town – and it is.

But behind the picturesque backdrop is a long established and successful community, tracing its origins to the early 19th century. Home to agricultural and livestock farming alongside successful industry and energy enterprises, Dalby has a vibrant local community with great schools, active sporting grounds and a revitalised shopping CBD.

It’s hard to find a location in Australia better suited to a relaxed and fun family life. Enough space for the kids, parks for sports, incredible golf courses, horse riding, off-road 4×4/trail riding and a vibrant community is backed up by a strong economy and reasonable housing market.

Crossroads of the Darling Downs

Crossroads of the Darling Downs

Originally known as ‘The Crossing’, the town centre of Dalby can be easily accessed from every direction. This not only makes it a convenient location for neighbouring locals to shop at, but also an appealing central hub to work in.

Living in Dalby is especially affordable considering its close proximity to farmland, neighbouring towns, and the coast. Looking out at Dalby’s picturesque rural backdrop each day, locals often find it hard to leave.

If you are living in Dalby and want to head out and about, it’s easy to take the family to the nearby to nearby national parks such as Lake Broadwater and the Bunya Mountains. If it’s a taste of the city and coast you want, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are only 3 hours away.

Having an easily accessible position within the Darling Downs is a cornerstone of Dalby’s success as a local economy and home to many. For this reason Dalby isn’t just known for its fertile farmland – it also boasts businesses within the manufacturing, energy, solar and gas industries. With a stellar reputation and perfect positioning, Dalby Moto draws in customers not just from the surrounding area, but also across Australia.

“We get phone calls from all over the country… we’re shipping bikes everywhere!”

Craig Hartley, Owner

Booming Industry

Booming Industry

The rich black soil of Dalby and the surrounding region has made this area home to some of the most successful farmers in the country. Local farmers reap the benefits of bountiful cotton, wheat, sorghum and sunflower harvests. The local livestock industry also benefits from the plentiful land, containing the second largest cattle sale yard in Australia and conducting a healthy cattle trade.

The majority of farmers that operate around Dalby use ag-bikes, ATVs, mowers and off-road bikes. This creates a consistent trade for the Dalby Moto dealership, with countless long-term relationships with local customers already in place.

Dalby’s energy-based economy was a natural progression following the success of farmers in the region. With established power-stations and renewable solar/wind farms on the rise, Dalby has an assured future as a key player in the energy industry. This industry provides a steady flow of money funnels through the community and surrounding areas, resulting in a large customer base (with healthy spending habits) for Dalby Moto.

With a long standing reputation in the area, Dalby Moto is a vital business to the farmers and residents of Dalby. With involvement in the local community through trail riding events and shows, the owners also have the pleasure of being personally part of a welcoming and vibrant community.  

Dalby Moto and it’s owners are an integral part of Dalby. Living and owning a business in the area has proven to not just generate loyal customers, but also loyal friends.

Seasonality

Seasonality

Dalby experiences a unique subtropical climate for its area of the world, recording high rainfall in summer that feeds the all-important crops and grazing fields. Generally, it is less humid than other areas due its close proximity to the Great Dividing Range. Local residents enjoy mild weather throughout most of the year – leaving plenty of oppporunity to play sports, host community events and get out there and ride.

Like many towns in Australia, Dalby can also be affected by seasonal droughts that slow down production.

This does affect farmer’s spending habits, but trail and adventure riders will fire up their motorcycles regardless of the weather.

Due to the multiple income streams afforded by Dalby Moto’s business structure, any drought impact also is partially negated. Spare parts, accessories and the adventure/trail riding industry are all in full swing no matter how dry the land is.

“Without a doubt, if there is a drought, farmers don’t spend as much on new sales. But that’s when the reliable revenue streams from service and spare parts come in – particularly from the trail bike/adventure side.”

Craig Hartley, Owner