Cabarlah, Queensland

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Cabarlah is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°26′S 152°00′E / 27.433°S 152.000°E / -27.433; 152.000Coordinates: 27°26′S 152°00′E / 27.433°S 152.000°E / -27.433; 152.000
Population 960 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4352
Location 15 km (9 mi) N of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Cabarlah:
Kleinton Geham Fifteen Mile
Highfields Cabarlah Murphys Creek
Spring Bluff Murphys Creek Murphys Creek

Cabarlah is a locality approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the Toowoomba city centre. It is situated on the Great Divide with views to the east of the Lockyer Valley through to Brisbane and to the west across the Darling Downs. Traditionally the area has been used for farming however in recent years the expansion of the Toowoomba Regional Council has led to acreage and other residential development.[2] At the 2011 census, Cabarlah had a population of 960.[1]


Cabarlah Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1884).[3]

Since the Second World War, Cabarlah has also had a significant role as a base for the Australian Army. It was home to elements of the 7th Brigade early in the war. Later in the war it became a hub for signals and other training. Cabarlah is now home to the 7th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) and other Australian Defence Force signals facilities.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cabarlah (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cabarlah". Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Defence cools talk of Cabarlah closure". ABC News. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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