Closeburn, Queensland

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Cedar Creek Public Hall, Closeburn, 2020 03.jpg
Cedar Creek Public Hall, Closeburn, 2020
Closeburn is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°19′40″S 152°52′03″E / 27.3277°S 152.8675°E / -27.3277; 152.8675 (Closeburn (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°19′40″S 152°52′03″E / 27.3277°S 152.8675°E / -27.3277; 152.8675 (Closeburn (centre of locality))
Population594 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density52.11/km2 (135.0/sq mi)
Area11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Closeburn:
Mount Samson Clear Mountain Clear Mountain
Cedar Creek Closeburn Draper
Cedar Creek Yugar Yugar

Closeburn is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Closeburn had a population of 594 people.[1]


Closeburn is part of the wider Samford valley. It is roughly 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-west of Brisbane.[citation needed]

Closeburn is a blend of acreage properties and small farms. Access to Closeburn from Brisbane is along Samford Road and Mount Samson Road.[citation needed]

The watercourse Cedar Creek enters the locality from the west (the locality of Cedar Creek) and exits to the south-east and east (Yugar / Draper / Clear Mountain).[3]


Originally known as Cedar Creek for the creek that runs through it, the locality takes its present name from the Closeburn railway station, which was named by the Queensland Railways Department on 4 February 1901, reportedly after the town of Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.[2][4]

Closeburn State School (sometimes written as Close Burn State School) opened on 29 January 1920 and closed in 1967.[5] It was at 353 Cedar Creek Road (27°20′28″S 152°50′06″E / 27.3410°S 152.8349°E / -27.3410; 152.8349 (Closeburn State School (former))).[6][3]

The Cedar Creek Public Hall opened in 1925.[4]

In the 2011 census, Closeburn recorded a population of 507 people, 49.5% female and 50.5% male.[7] The median age of the Closeburn population was 37 years, the same as the national median.[7] 80.7% of people living in Closeburn were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.9%, New Zealand 2%, South Africa 1.2%, Finland 1%, Croatia 1%.[7] 95.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.2% Afrikaans, 0.8% Finnish, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.6% Italian.[7]

In the 2016 census, Closeburn had a population of 594 people.[1]


Interior of the Cedar Creek Public Hall with World War II Honour Roll, 2020

Closeburn contains:

Memorial to soldier Sydney Allan Cartwright in Sydney Cartwright Park, Closeburn, 2020

Sydney Cartwright Park on Andrew Road (27°19′36″S 152°51′57″E / 27.3266°S 152.8657°E / -27.3266; 152.8657 (Sydney Cartwright Park)) between has a memorial to soldier Sydney Allan Cartwright who died as a prisoner of war in World War II in Siam.[10]


There are no schools in Closeburn. The nearest primary schools are Mount Samson State School in neighbouring Mount Samson to the north-west and Samford State School in Samford Village to the south-east. The nearest secondary schools is Ferny Grove State HIgh School in Ferny Grove to the south-east.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Closeburn (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Closeburn – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45384)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "History". Cedar Creek Public Hall. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Queensland Twenty Chain series sheet 2553" (Map). Queensland Government. 1929. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Closeburn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Cedar Creek Public Hall". Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Closeburn Rural Fire Brigade – Your local volunteers". Archived from the original on 5 August 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  10. ^ Memorial to soldier Sydney Allan Cartwright in Sydney Cartwright Park, Closeburn, 2020, 16 August 2020, archived from the original on 3 February 2021, retrieved 3 February 2021

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