Meringandan is a small town in Queensland, Australia. The town is located near Highfields, 19 kilometres (12 miles) from the NSW town of Toowoomba. At the 2006 census, Meringandan had a population of 1,474. The town contains two parks and is also the gateway to Cooby Dam. Meringandan has one school, a country pub, convenience store and a butcher. It also hosts a well-attended annual rodeo. The township is drained by the meandering Meringandan Creek. The name Meringandan is a corruption of the Aboriginal words, 'Moorin' meaning fire and 'Gandan' meaning clay. Therefore Meringandan means 'place of fire and clay'