Jolly Collier Hotel

Located in Dysart, under 3 hours from Mackay or Emerald, the Hotel is within reach of the Peak Downs Coal mine, the largest open cut coal mine in Australia.  Also close by are Saraji, Lake Vermont and Norwich Park mines.  The Hotel is a modern large hotel recently upgraded in 2010 and 2015. 

The Jolly Collier Hotel in Dysart is the central community hub for residents and business in Dysart.   The Dysart Name Meaning derives from original Scottish: habitational name from any of various places ie mining workers coming in from all other places.   Dysart shares its name with the town of Dysart in Scotland, also a coal mining town. 

In Dysarts’ case the town was established as a dormitory town for three local coal mines - Saraji in 1973, Norwich Park in 1977 and the Harrow Creek trial colliery which has since ceased operations.  The largest open cut Coking Coal Mine in Australia at Peak Downs was established already nearby in 1972. 

The Dysart area was first explored by German born Ludwig Leichardt. Leichardt arrived in Australia in 1842 at the age of 29. In passing through the Broadsound Shire, Leichardt erected on top of Campbell’s Peak a small cairn of stones, approximately 14 kilometres west of where the town of Dysart now stands, and this can still be seen. 

It was Leichardt who first made reference to coal deposits in central Queensland. The parish of Dysart was noted by the Queensland government lands office in the 1880’s. 

The area supported agricultural primary industries including beef, cattle and grain production. These industries still continue in the area.  

The Hotel has 51 Motel rooms, 2 bars, Free Wi-Fi, 40 gaming machines and a large drive thru bottle shop.  The Hotel is a favorite watering hole for locals, workers and travelers offering good quality, good value, old fashioned hospitality.  Enjoy our events, live entertainment, become a VIP member, earn points, come to our special nights, Karaoke, Social Evenings, or Pool Competition and our Friday/Saturday nights with DJ / Bands or Disco it is the place to be in Dysart. 

Our public bar features 5 large TV’s perfect for watching Sport or the Races whilst having a punt, and all the while enjoying the coldest beer in town.    The Bistro or Bar menu with our chefs specialty from the grill will satisfy any hunger.  Or if it is a quick stop for Lunch, our Lunch special menu has plenty of low cost, good value and tasty filling options. 

The Jolly Collier Hotel Motel offers comfortable to executive accommodation, conveniently located in the center of town with all facilities within walking distance. 

Each room is air-conditioned.  The Executive Rooms are modern and well appointed.  For the budget traveler there are Cabins.  All rooms include breakfast in the tariff.  We have standard, weekly or long term packages with or without meal options. 

The gaming room has 40 of the latest modern gaming machines.  The Drive Through is well stocked with a huge range of wines / beverages all supported by our affiliate C Q Liquor Group bringing discounted and special prices to Central Queensland.   

Please enjoy responsibly. 

Jolly Collier Hotel
Jolly Collier Hotel
Queen Elizabeth Dr
Dysart QLD 4745