Karrabin, Queensland

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Dam along Redhill Road, 2015
Karrabin is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°35′46″S 152°42′20″E / 27.5961°S 152.7055°E / -27.5961; 152.7055 (Karrabin (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°35′46″S 152°42′20″E / 27.5961°S 152.7055°E / -27.5961; 152.7055 (Karrabin (centre of locality))
Population423 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density39.17/km2 (101.4/sq mi)
Area10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Karrabin:
Ironbark Blacksoil Brassall
Walloon Karrabin Brassall
Amberley Amberley Wulkuraka

Karrabin is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Karrabin had a population of 423 people.[1]


The locality is bounded to the north by the Warrego Highway.[3]

The Rosewood railway line enters the locality from the south-west (Wulkaraka) and exits to the west (Walloon) with Karrabin railway station serving the locality (27°36′16″S 152°42′33″E / 27.6044°S 152.7091°E / -27.6044; 152.7091 (Karrabin railway station)).[4]

The land use is a mixture of rural residential and grazing on native vegetation.[3]


The origin of the suburb name is from the Bundjalung Aboriginal language meaning red gum.[2]

Karrabin State School opened on 4 July 1932 and closed on 15 June 1958.[5]

West Moreton Anglican College opened on 1994.[5]

At the 2011 census, Karrabin had a population of 474 people, 48.5% female and 51.5% male.[6] The median/average age of the Karrabin population is 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian average. 86.9% of people living in Karrabin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 2.7%, England 2.1%, Germany 0.6%, Fiji 0.6%, Jamaica 0.6%. 96% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% French, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Greek.[6]

In the 2016 census, Karrabin had a population of 423 people.[1]


West Moreton Anglican College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Keswick Road (27°35′21″S 152°42′18″E / 27.5892°S 152.7049°E / -27.5892; 152.7049 (West Moreton Anglican College)).[7][8] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,411 students with 101 teachers (99 full-time equivalent) and 73 non-teaching staff (67 full-time equivalent).[9]

There are no government schools in Karrabin. The nearest government primary schools are Walloon State School in neighbouring Walloon to the west, Leichhardt State School in Leichhardt in Ipswich to the south, and James Blair State School in Sadliers Crossing in Ipswich to the south-east. The nearest government secondary school is Ipswich State High School in neighbouring Brassall to the east.[3]


There are a number of homesteads in the locality, including:[10]


Karrabin Railway Station provides Queensland Rail City network services to Rosewood, Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Karrabin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Karrabin – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45055)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Railway stations and sidings – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b 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. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Karrabin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "West Moreton Anglican College". Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Homesteads – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.