Ebenezer, Queensland

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Ebenezer landscape, 2010
Ebenezer is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°40′41″S 152°36′55″E / 27.6780°S 152.6152°E / -27.6780; 152.6152 (Ebenezer (centre of locality))
Population315 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density9.906/km2 (25.66/sq mi)
Area31.8 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Ebenezer:
Rosewood Rosewood Jeebropilly
Lower Mount Walker Ebenezer Willowbank
Lower Mount Walker Mount Forbes Mount Forbes

Ebenezer is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Ebenezer had a population of 315 people.[1]


The locality is bounded to the north-west by the Bremer River and to north-east by the Main Line railway.[3]

In the west of the locality is a former coal mine. The rehabilitation of the site has been controversial.[4]

Geiger Lagoon (27°39′37″S 152°37′45″E / 27.6602°S 152.6291°E / -27.6602; 152.6291 (Geiger Lagoon)) is a lake created from the 22-hectare (54-acre) site of the Jeebropilly West open-cut mine, which closed in 2001. The lagoon is named after the Geiger family, who were pioneer settlers from 1857 in the area.[5]

Keanes Lagoon is a waterhole (27°39′39″S 152°36′30″E / 27.6608°S 152.6083°E / -27.6608; 152.6083 (Keanes Lagoon)). It is named after the land owner John Richard Keane (1846-1927).[6]

Apart from this the land use is a mix of rural residential living (mostly around Ebenezer Road and Mount Forbes Road) and grazing on native vegetation.[3]


The locality takes its name from the Ebenezer Wesleyan (later Methodist) Church which opened on Sunday 23 April 1871 at Seven Mile Creek.[7] Ebenezer is from a Hebrew word meaning rock of faith.[2]

Seven Mile Creek State School opened on 2 November 1868. In 1888 it was renamed Ebenezer State School. It closed in 1957.[8][9] It was located at 354-356 Ebenezer Road (opposite the junction with Turnbull Road, 27°40′10″S 152°37′37″E / 27.66958°S 152.62701°E / -27.66958; 152.62701 (Ebenezer State School (former))).[10]

At the 2011 census Ebenezer had a population of 386 people.[11]

In the 2016 census Ebenezer had a population of 315 people.[1]


There are no schools in Ebenezer. The nearest primary schools are Rosewood State School in neighbouring Rosewood to the north-west and Mutdapilly State School in Mutdapilly to the south-east. The nearest secondary school is Rosewood State High School in Rosewood.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ebenezer (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Ebenezer – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45045)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  4. ^ "A readymade garbage dump: Queensland allows 'bare minimum' mine rehab". the Guardian. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Geiger Lagoon – lake in City of Ipswich (entry 43526)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Keanes Lagoon – waterhole in City of Ipswich (entry 49700)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. X (1403). Queensland, Australia. 27 May 1871. p. 3. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ "Agency ID 5879, Ebenezer State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 23 south" (Map). Queensland Government. 1913. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ebenezer (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2013. Edit this at Wikidata