Moree is a major agricultural centre, noted for its part in the Australian cotton growing industry which was established there in the early 1960s. The town is located at the junction of the Newell Highway and Gwydir Highway and can be reached by daily train and air services from Sydney. It is situated in the Shire of Moree Plains. Like many towns and cities in Australia, Moree shares its name with a much smaller community in Northern Ireland in County Tyrone. At the 2011 census, Moree had a population of 9,346 which was an increase from 9,247 in 2006.
Moree is home to artesian hot spring baths which are famous for their reputed healing qualities.
Moree is a progressive and pretty town with plans for economic, realty and infrastructural development. Interest has been received for major shopping development, picture cinema and theatre, large gymnasium, bunnings warehouse and other specialty and food stores. There is also interest in upgrading the airport and development of a Casino on the outskirts of the town. The theme of the community is progression and in making Moree a regional centre.