Surat is a small little heard 0f town near midway between St George and Roma in the central plains of south east Qld. Surat is a very pretty town and friendly community. Surat, though small services a vast area that is rich in wheat and some cotton.
The district was first mapped by Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846. By the end of the 1849s pastoralists had penetrated the area, and in 1849 Mitchell directed a surveyor, Burrowes, to select a township site on the Balonne River. Burrowes did so and named it after the diamond-polishing city of Surat, after his former place of residence in present day Gujarat Province then known as the Bombay Province, India.