Peachester, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Peachester Store.JPG
General store
Peachester is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883Coordinates: 26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883
Population1,259 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Localities around Peachester:
Crohamhurst Bald Knob
Cedarton Peachester Mount Mellum
Commissioners Flat Glass House Mountains Beerwah

Peachester is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Peachester had a population of 1,259 people.[1]


Peachester is located on the eastern slopes of the Conondale Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.


Peachester was named when the town was surveyed in 1888 and it is thought that the name refers to peach trees which were growing at the river crossing. A public hall was built at the town in 1889, and was home to the Peachester school when it started in 1892.[4][5] Early industries included dairying, timber felling for Grigor's sawmill and a case factory for fruit growers in the 1920s and post World War Two years.[6]

Peachester Post Office opened by 1918 (a receiving office had been open from 1895) and closed in 1974.[7]

St Andrew's Anglican church was dedicated on 1 January 1908 by Venerable H. F. Le Fanu, Archdeacon of Toowoomba. It closed circa 1962.[8]

Between the 1930s and 1950s, Peachester was known as the home of Inigo Jones, the long range weather forecaster.[6]

At the 2006 census, Peachester had a population of 452.[9]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits near the Community Hall.[11]

The Peachester branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at Peachester Hall at 963 Peachester Road.[12]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peachester (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Peachester - town (entry 26220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Peachester - locality (entry 48833)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Peachester SS". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Peachester: Queensland Places". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Records & Archives Centre. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peachester (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
  10. ^ "Peachester Public Dip (entry 602705)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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