New England Highway, 2014
|Population||960 (2011 census)|
|Location||15 km (9 mi) N of Toowoomba|
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. At the 2011 census, Cabarlah had a population of 960.
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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cabarlah (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- "Cabarlah". Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Defence cools talk of Cabarlah closure". ABC News. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
- Jeffrey Richelson and Desmond Ball. The ties that bind: intelligence cooperation between the UKUSA countries. Allen & Unwin. 1985. ISBN 0-04-327092-1. (re Defence Signals Directorate and other ADF installations).
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