Calvert, Queensland

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Paddocks at Calvert, Queensland.jpg
Houses and paddocks along Waters Road, 2015
Calvert is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°39′54″S 152°31′07″E / 27.665°S 152.5186°E / -27.665; 152.5186 (Calvert (town centre))Coordinates: 27°39′54″S 152°31′07″E / 27.665°S 152.5186°E / -27.665; 152.5186 (Calvert (town centre))
Population313 (2016 census locality)[1]
 • Density7.081/km2 (18.34/sq mi)
Area44.2 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Calvert:
Grandchester Woolshed The Bluff
Grandchester Calvert Lanefield
Grandchester Lower Mount Walker Lower Mount Walker

Calvert is a rural town and locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Calvert had a population of 313 people.[1]


The Main Line railway passes through Calvert as does Western Creek, a tributary of the Bremer River. A 2014 flood mapping study of the Western Creek catchment has provided more reliable flood information to residents and landowners.[4] In the northern extents elevations rise to 340 metres above sea level around Mount Grandchester No. 2. which is part of the Little Liverpool Range. The landscape in the southern parts of Calvert is mostly used for agriculture.


The district originally contained an inn opened in 1843 by Owens, later sold to McKeon, and was surveyed in 1854 as the village of Alfred, becoming a stopping place on the coach route the same year. On the 9 March 1931, the district was renamed to Calvert.[5][6]

Calvert was not one of the original stations on the Main Line railway passing through the district, however in 1865 residents petitioned for a station. In 1866 Western Creek station opened, renamed Calvert in 1884.[5][6]

Alfred State School opened on 11 March 1872. In 1910 it was renamed Calvert State School. It closed in 1972.[7][8]

In the 2016 census the locality of Calvert had a population of 313 people, and increase from a population of 281 in the 2011 census.[1][9]


A Paintball centre was established at Cummings Road in 2014. It hosts scenario paintball events and a tournament Speedball paintball series. The centre changed names from Tac Ops Paintball to Valhalla Paintball in 2021.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Calvert (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Calvert – town in City of Ipswich (entry 48147)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Calvert – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45093)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ Brian Bennion (27 November 2014). "New flood mapping study of Grandchester and Calvert". The Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Suburb and Place Names". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b City of Ipswich (May 2018). "Ipswich Heritage Trails" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "ArchivesSearch | Queensland State Archives | Queensland Government". Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  9. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Calvert (Qld)". Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Valhalla Paintball Brisbane - Best Paintballing in Queensland". Archived from the original on 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.

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