Lowmead, Queensland

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Lowmead is located in Queensland
Coordinates 24°31′49″S 151°45′09″E / 24.53028°S 151.75250°E / -24.53028; 151.75250Coordinates: 24°31′49″S 151°45′09″E / 24.53028°S 151.75250°E / -24.53028; 151.75250
Population 225 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4676
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Lowmead:
Colloseum Taunton Mount Maria
Gindoran Lowmead Berajondo
Monangul Kolonga Rosedale

Lowmead is a town and locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Lowmead had a population of 225 people.[1]


Lowmead Provisional School opened on 20 May 1908. It was upgraded to a State School in 1911. Due to low enrolments, the school closed on 12 December 1975 but reopened 23 January 1978.[4][5]


Lowmead State School is a government co-educational primary (P-7) school located at 3077-3083 Lowmead. Road. In 2013, the school had 13 students in a single multi-age class with 2 teachers (1 full-time equivalent), but enrolment numbers may have been impacted by flooding.[6] In January and March 2013, the school was flooded, causing students to miss a number of weeks of school at the start of the school year.[7]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lowmead (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 July 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Lowmead (town) (entry 20194)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lowmead (locality) (entry 46610)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agency ID5426, Lowmead State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 School Annual Report". Lowmead State School. Lowmead State School. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Edwards, Alyce (18 March 2014). "Flood-hit students offered 'special consideration'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 July 2014.