Jimbour, Queensland

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War memorial hall
Jimbour is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°58′S 151°13′E / 26.967°S 151.217°E / -26.967; 151.217Coordinates: 26°58′S 151°13′E / 26.967°S 151.217°E / -26.967; 151.217
Population 185 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4406
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Jimbour is a town in the northern Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is in the locality of Jimbour East in the Western Downs Region local government area, 236 kilometres (147 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Jimbour and the surrounding area had a population of 185.[1]


The town name was first used by 1841 by Henry Dennis for his pastoral run, with the apparent meaning of either "sheep" or "good grass" in an unrecorded Aboriginal language.[2]

Jimbour Post Office opened on 1 September 1882.[3]

The Jimbour Memorial Hall is the second such building on that site, the first having blown down in a severe storm in 1949.[4]


Facilities in the town include a primary school,[5] a post office, butchery and a town hall.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

Jimbour has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Jimbour East (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Jimbour". Place name details. The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Water). Retrieved 4 November 2008. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jimbour War Memorial Hall". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jimbour SS". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jimbour - historic pasture". Dalby Regional Council. Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Jimbour Dry Stone Wall (entry 602415)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jimbour House (entry 600941)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.