Stanwell, Queensland

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Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell.jpg
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell
Population303 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)Mirani
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around Stanwell:
Kalapa Dalma Nine Mile
Bushley Stanwell Kabra
Boulder Creek Boulder Creek The Mine

Stanwell is a town and rural locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Stanwell had a population of 303 people.[1]


Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.


Early settlers in the Stanwell area were involved in dairying, quarrying or working for the railways.[4]

Stanwell State School opened on 7 November 1873.[5]

A postal receiving office opened in about 1874; a post office opened on 1 October 1880.[6]

In 1893, a quarry leased by Bishop John Cani was used to provide sandstone for the construction of St Josephs Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockhampton.[7]

An honour board was erected in the School of Arts Hall to honour those who served in World War I and World War II.[8]

Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.[9]


The Stanwell Power Station is located in Stanwell. It is located on 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land to the south-west of the town.[10]


Stanwell State School is a government primary (P-7) school located at 20 Teakle Street (23°29′04″S 150°19′13″E / 23.484438°S 150.32029°E / -23.484438; 150.32029 (Stanwell State School)).[11] In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 38 students with 3 teachers (2.5 full-time equivalent).[12] The school motto is 'Study, service, sincerity'.[13]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stanwell (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Stanwell (town) (entry 32205)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Stanwell (locality) (entry 46511)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Stanwell". Central Queensland Family History Association Inc. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  7. ^ "St Josephs Cathedral (entry 600822)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Stanwell Hall Honour Board". Monument Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Stanwell Power Station" (PDF). Stanwell Corporation Limited. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Stanwell Power Station". Stanwell Corporation Limited. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  12. ^ "2012 School Annual Report" (PDF). Stanwell State School. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Education Queensland". Education Queensland. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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