Benaraby, Queensland

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Benaraby is located in Queensland
Coordinates 23°59′57″S 151°19′04″E / 23.99917°S 151.31778°E / -23.99917; 151.31778Coordinates: 23°59′57″S 151°19′04″E / 23.99917°S 151.31778°E / -23.99917; 151.31778
Population 594 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4680
Location 20 km (12 mi) S of Gladstone
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Benaraby is a town and locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The population of Benaraby at the 2006 census was 594.[1]


Benaraby is 20 kilometres south of Gladstone in Central Queensland. It is on the Boyne River and is the access point to Lake Awoonga.


Benaraby Post Office opened around 1912 (receiving offices known as Boyne Bridge, Boyne River, Annandale and Benaraby had been open from 1890) and closed in 1982.[4]

Originally a rural locality, in recent times it has become more of a residential suburb for the workers in Gladstone, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.


Benaraby contains 2 petrol stations, a primary school, a community hall, a nursery and three accommodation providers.

Benaraby State School is a public school located in Benaraby. It was established in 1886[5] and currently has 113 students from prep to year 7.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Benaraby (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Benaraby - town (entry 38878)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Benaraby - locality (entry 46589)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Department of Education and Training. Queensland Government. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2017.