Macalister, Queensland

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Macalister is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°03′S 151°05′E / 27.050°S 151.083°E / -27.050; 151.083Coordinates: 27°03′S 151°05′E / 27.050°S 151.083°E / -27.050; 151.083
Population 486 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4406
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Darling Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Macalister is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Western Downs Region local government area and on the Warrego Highway, 235 kilometres (146 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Macalister and the surrounding area had a population of 486.[1]


Macalister Post Office opened on 1 July 1880 (a receiving office had been open from 1876, known as Jimbour Creek until 1878) and closed in 1980.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Macalister (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.