Bowenville, Queensland

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Bowenville looking southwards, May 2010.
Bowenville is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°18′16″S 151°21′30″E / 27.30444°S 151.35833°E / -27.30444; 151.35833Coordinates: 27°18′16″S 151°21′30″E / 27.30444°S 151.35833°E / -27.30444; 151.35833
Population 362 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1890 (approx.)
Postcode(s) 4404
LGA(s) Toowoomba Regional Council
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Bowenville is a town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town's economy rested on the rail industry and with the winding down of the railways the population declined. At the 2011 census, Bowenville had a population of 362.[1]


Just north of the Warrego Highway east of Dalby, Bowenville has the basic requirements for the traveller, including fuel, a post office, barbecues, a hotel and public telephone. It is a short drive from two major tourist attractions in the region, the historic Jondaryan Woolshed and the Acland Coal Mine.


Bowenville Post Office opened by June 1908 (a receiving office had been open from 1878).[4]


Library services in Bowenville are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Bowenville State School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.[5]

The Bowenville Reserve (Wainu), situated along the Oakey Creek, provides a free camping area with access to non-potable water and toilet facilities. There are also picnic areas, bins, shelters, tables, and a playground. Shore fishing, small water craft, and electric motors are permitted.[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bowenville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bowenville - town (entry 4117)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bowenville - locality (entry 47895)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bowenville - Reserve (Wainu)". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015. [permanent dead link]

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