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Porters Plainland Hotel, Queensland.jpg
Porter's Plainland Hotel - established in 1908
Plainland is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°38′S 152°23′E / 27.633°S 152.383°E / -27.633; 152.383Coordinates: 27°38′S 152°23′E / 27.633°S 152.383°E / -27.633; 152.383
Population 1,672 (2011 census)[1] (2011)
 • Density 66.09/km2 (171.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4341
Area 25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
County Churchill
Parish Laidley
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Blair
Localities around Plainland:
Lake Clarendon Lake Atkinson Lowood
Gatton Plainland Minden
Forest Hill Laidley Grandchester

Plainland is a locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] The locality lies 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Brisbane, the state capital, along the Warrego Highway.

At the 2011 census, Plainland had a population of 1,672.[1]


Plainland was settled by a dozen German families in 1878. The families were mostly from West Prussia. The community constructed a Lutheran church in 1884 which was replaced in 1897. About 60 families, mainly of German origin were living in the area in 1911—serviced by three blacksmiths, the Plainland Hotel, a state school and a general store.[3]

Plainland State School Initial opened circa 1886 and closed in 1966.[4]

Plainland Post Office opened by 1899 (a receiving office had been open from 1887) and closed in 1966.[5]

The rural population of Plainland declined until the 1990s when significant rural residential development began. The area is now serviced Faith Lutheran College (opened in 1999),[4] a small shopping centre, the Plainland Hotel and a hardware store. A farmers' market is held adjacent to the hotel on Sundays.[3]


Faith Lutheran College is a private co-educational secondary school (7-12) at 5 Faith Street, operated by Lutheran Education Queensland. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 719 students with 56 teachers (53.95 full-time equivalent) and 63 non-teaching staff (48.95 full-time equivalent).[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Plainland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Plainland - locality in Lockyer Valley Region (entry 44984)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Plainland". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Faith Lutheran College Plainland. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Plainland, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Plainland". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.