Wooroolin, Queensland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Wooroolin
Queensland
WooroolinGrandHotel.JPG
The Grand Hotel
Wooroolin is located in Queensland
Wooroolin
Wooroolin
The location of Wooroolin in Queensland
Coordinates 26°25′0″S 151°49′0″E / 26.41667°S 151.81667°E / -26.41667; 151.81667Coordinates: 26°25′0″S 151°49′0″E / 26.41667°S 151.81667°E / -26.41667; 151.81667
Population 164 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4608
Location
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Wooroolin:
Cusnie, Wilkesdale Tingoora Charlestown
Gordonbrook Wooroolin Corndale
Gordonbrook Memerambi Corndale

Wooroolin is a town in the South Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The town is in the South Burnett Region LGA and on the Bunya Highway, 243 kilometres (151 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Wooroolin had a population of 164.[1] Immediately to the east of the town is the Wooroolin Wetland, which is classified as a palustrine wetland, a non-tidal, inland, seasonally flooded, vegetated swamp.[2] After successive floods in 2011 and 2013, the wetland burst its banks and Wooroolin was flooded for the first time in recorded history. As of 2015, the wetland is still completely full and resembles a large, shallow lake.

Education[edit]

Wooroolin State School is located on Frederick Street, Wooroolin and caters for students Prep to Year 6. [3]The school opened its doors on 18 February 1901.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wooroolin (Kingaroy Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  2. ^ "Wooroolin Wetland: Fire and Biodiversity Management Plan (draft)" (PDF). Caroline Haskard Botanical and Natural Systems Services. May 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ "Wooroolin State School". Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 27 January 2018.