Rubyvale, Queensland

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Main street of Rubyvale
Rubyvale is located in Queensland
Coordinates23°25′S 147°41′E / 23.417°S 147.683°E / -23.417; 147.683Coordinates: 23°25′S 147°41′E / 23.417°S 147.683°E / -23.417; 147.683
Population510 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s)Gregory
Federal Division(s)Flynn

Rubyvale is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Rubyvale had a population of 510.[1]


Rubyvale is approximately 61 kilometres (38 mi) west of Emerald. Situated in a locality called The Gemfields, sapphires are mined extensively in the area.


Rubyvale is home to a small library, a convenience store/news agents, post office, hotel and take-away bottle shop, as well as a variety of accommodation and fossicking areas. Some popular places to go fossicking are the Bob n John Mine, Bobby Dazzler and Pats Gems.

The Central Highlands Regional Council operate a public library at 7 Burridge Road, Rubyvale.[2]


The area can get up to 40'C during summer, and can reach 0 °C in winter.

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rubyvale (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Locations". Central Highlands Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Tomahawk Creek Huts (entry 602661)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.

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