Dinmore, Queensland

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Dog park, Dinmore, 2010
Population875 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Bundamba
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Dinmore:
Bundamba Moggill Riverview
Ebbw Vale Dinmore Collingwood Park
Blackstone New Chum Redbank Plains

Dinmore is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Dinmore had a population of 875 people. According to the 2016 Australian Census the Dinmore unemployment rate was 16.7%, in comparison to the Australian unemployment rate of 6.9%.[1]


The origin of the suburb name is from a village called Hope under Dinmore in Herefordshire, England.[2]

The Dinmore Pottery was opened in the 1880s, close to the original Dinmore settlement, almost by chance, rather than by specific forward planning. The original plan had been to establish a new mine shaft on the site, however the clay found there was of such a high quality that the establishment of a pottery and brickworks was thought to be a more viable proposition. Bricks were to be the main product produced until the turn of the century when the owners, Gilson and Rumble began making pottery and related items, as well as continuing with the production of bricks.[3]

On 16 April 1887 auctioneer R.J. Cottell offered 140 suburban blocks in the Dinmore Township Estate. The estate was split by the Ipswich railway line into two sections. The section to the north of the railway line was bounded by the railway line to the south, Earl Street to the west, the Warrego Highway to the north and the River Road to the east. The section to the south of the railway line is bounded by the railway line to the north, River Road to the east, Brisbane Road to the south (to its intersection with Robert Street). The Dinmore railway station was to the immediate east of the estate.[4][5]

Dinmore State School opened on 19 January 1891. It was at 28A River Road (27°35′38″S 152°49′55″E / 27.594°S 152.832°E / -27.594; 152.832 (Dinmore State School)).[6] It closed on 31 December 2009.[7][8]

In October 1901 a Methodist church was being erected at a cost of £200.[9] It opened on Saturday 9 November 1901.[10]

St Matthew's Anglican Church was dedicated circa 1915. It closed circa 1989.[11]

In the 2006 census, Dinmore had a population of 897 people.[12]

In the 2011 census, Dinmore had a population of 907 people.[13]


Dinmore is situated in the crossroads area of, and is basically bordered by, the Ipswich Motorway, the Cunningham Highway, and the Warrego Highway. Brisbane Road, the main street leading to the nearby historical centre of Ipswich, runs through the middle of Dinmore. Many of the locals call Dinmore the gateway to the city because it is at the entrance way to Ipswich, as well as being the entrance to Brisbane from the west. Brisbane road, in Dinmore, has a few shops and restaurants, with main shopping areas in nearby Booval and Redbank. Dinmore is only minutes from the city but still has the feel of a rural suburb, with parks and green spaces throughout.


Rail station platform entrance

Dinmore railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich. As well, regular bus services are available throughout. Dinmore Train station provides a hub for commuters coming from the Warrego Highway. A new car park was built at the station to allow for a substantial access point for driving commuters.


Dinosaur tracks originating from the Upper Triassic (Norian) Blackstone Formation have been reported from Dinmore[14]: 1) Rylance No. 5 Opencut colliery[15], Dinmore (Ipswich) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) Blackstone Formation (Thulborn 1998); 2) Rhondda colliery[16]. These however originate from Ebbw Vale and New Chum, respectively.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dinmore (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Dinmore (entry 45041)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Queensland Places - Dinmore | State Library Of Queensland". www.slq.qld.gov.au. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Dinmore Township Estate". 1887. hdl:10462/deriv/257038. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXVIII (3877). Queensland, Australia. 16 April 1887. p. 8. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Chiclcott, Tanya; Vlasic, Kimberley (7 June 2013). "Full school asssets sale list". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  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. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  9. ^ "METHODIST SYNOD". Darling Downs Gazette. XLIII (10, 027). Queensland, Australia. 28 October 1901. p. 3. Retrieved 31 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "DINMORE NEW METHODIST CHURCH". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XLII (6363). Queensland, Australia. 9 November 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 31 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Closed Anglican Churches". Anglican Church South Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dinmore (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  13. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dinmore (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  14. ^ Romilio, Anthony; Klein, Hendrik; Jannel, Andréas; Salisbury, Steven W. (16 October 2021). "Saurischian dinosaur tracks from the Upper Triassic of southern Queensland: possible evidence for Australia's earliest sauropodomorph trackmaker". Historical Biology. 0 (0): 1–10. doi:10.1080/08912963.2021.1984447. ISSN 0891-2963.
  15. ^ Thulborn, RA (1986). Triassic amphibian and reptile tracks of the Brisbane–Ipswich area. In: A field guide to "Sediments and fossils of the Ipswich Basin". Geological Society of Australia. Queensland. pp. 20–24.
  16. ^ Staines, HRE; Woods, JT (1964). "Recent discovery of Triassic dinosaur footprints in Queensland". Australian Journal of Science. 27: 55.

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Coordinates: 27°36′S 152°50′E / 27.600°S 152.833°E / -27.600; 152.833