The name Mungallala comes from the town and pastoral run name. It is derived from the Kunggari language, from mungar/kungar meaning bird and yaya/lala meaning shout, describing the sound of the claws of running emu.
There are no schools in Mungallala South. The nearest primary school is in neighbourig Mungallala. The nearest secondary school is in Mitchell but only offers up to Year 10. For Years 11 and 12, the nearest secondary schools are in Roma and Charleville.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mungallala South (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Mungallala South - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47444)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 November 2019.