Booval, Queensland

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Cameron Park 2, Booval, Queensland.jpg
Cameron Park, 2015
Booval is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°36′51.69″S 152°47′19.90″E / 27.6143583°S 152.7888611°E / -27.6143583; 152.7888611Coordinates: 27°36′51.69″S 152°47′19.90″E / 27.6143583°S 152.7888611°E / -27.6143583; 152.7888611
Population 2,688 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4304
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Booval:
East Ipswich North Booval Bundamba
East Ipswich Booval Bundamba
Silkstone Silkstone Bundamba

Booval is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,688.[1]


Booval contains both residential and commercial areas.

Booval straddles Brisbane Road, the main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway. The Booval Fair shopping centre, located on Brisbane Road, contains a number of major chain stores, including Woolworths and Big W, while a number of smaller businesses line South Station Rd and Brisbane Rd.


The origin of the suburb name is from the Kabi Aboriginal dialect meaning frilled lizard.[2]

The first large-scale cotton crops in Queensland were grown at Booval in the 1860s.[3]

By the time of 1915, Booval was occupied largely by miners, many of which had Welsh origins.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Booval has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Booval railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.


  • Sacred Heart Catholic School

Parks and sports facilities[edit]

  • Cameron Park
  • Basketball Ipswich
  • Booval Bowls Club

The Booval Swifts rugby league football club bears the suburb's name. During the 1920s, two of Booval's players, Dan Dempsey and Arthur Henderson were selected to represent Australia. The club has also produced other such notable players as Des Morris and Kevin Walters.

Places of worship[edit]

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cothill Rd
  • Uniting Church, Glebe Rd
  • Anglican Church, Brisbane Rd


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Booval (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 October 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booval (entry 41866)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Beryl Johnston (29 March 2015). "Cotton an important crop in early Ipswich". Queensland Times. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Council, Ipswich City. "Suburb and Place Names". Retrieved 2017-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Booval War Memorial (entry 600550)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Booval House (entry 600549)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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