|• Total||467 (2,011[update])|
Ballandean is a small town in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 467. The town has a number of nearby vineyards which attracted tourists to the area.
The name Ballandean derives from the name of a pastoral run, belonging to Henry Hayter Nicol in 1841, believed to be linked to his childhood association with Ballindean House, near Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland.
The town was surveyed and officially named in 1872. Thomas Fletcher built a hotel in the same year which attracted other businesses to the area. Fletcher went on to establish the first commercial orchard on the Granite Belt. Ballandean Post Office opened on 1 January 1873.
Ballandean has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- "Ballandean". Place name details. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ballandean (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 121. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Ballandean Homestead (entry 15607)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-13.