Flaxton, Queensland

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View from Flaxton towards the Pacific Ocean
Population931 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Flaxton:
Mapleton Mapleton Dulong
Obi Obi Flaxton Hunchy
Obi Obi Montville Hunchy

Flaxton is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Australian Census the locality recorded a population of 931.[1]


The locality is named after Flaxton Hall Farm in the fens of Eastern England.[2] Joseph Dixon, who originally grew sugarcane at Buderim, selected land at Flaxton in 1882.[3] From 1892 the land was cleared so bananas and citrus fruit could be farmed.

A fruit-packing shed which could process the district's entire harvest was opened 1931.[3] A sawmill operated for more than 20 years before being burned down in 1956.[3]

Flaxton State School was established in 1967.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Flaxton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Flaxton (entry 47199)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 133. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
  4. ^ "D-F". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "Flaxton". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.

Coordinates: 26°39′33″S 152°52′09″E / 26.65917°S 152.86917°E / -26.65917; 152.86917