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Post office at Yuleba
Yuleba is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°37′0″S 149°23′0″E / 26.61667°S 149.38333°E / -26.61667; 149.38333Coordinates: 26°37′0″S 149°23′0″E / 26.61667°S 149.38333°E / -26.61667; 149.38333
Population 183 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1878
Postcode(s) 4427
LGA(s) Maranoa Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Yuleba (/ˈjuːləbə/ EW-lə-bə) is a town in the Maranoa district of South West Queensland, Australia, located 420 kilometres (260 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane along the Warrego Highway. At the 2006 census, Yuleba had a population of 183.[1]


The town is said to be named after an Aboriginal word meaning "the place of water lilies".[2] Due to an error in assembling a sign for the railway station, the station and the town were known as Yeulba. In 1938, the name was changed to the original intended name of Yuleba.[3]

Yuleba was established in 1878 and was connected to the railway in 1879.[4] As a railhead for the region to the west, the town was an important centre until the railway was extended again to Roma in 1910.[2] The last Cobb and Co stagecoach run, on 16 August 1924, ran between Yuleba and Surat.[5]


Today, Yuleba is the site of a modern mining and processing facility working a high grade silica deposit.[6]


The town has a small public library that services the community.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yuleba (Bendemere Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Yuleba". Travel. Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Yeulba Should Be Yuleba". The Courier-mail (1520). Queensland, Australia. 16 July 1938. p. 2. Retrieved 16 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "About the Shire". Shire of Bendemere. Retrieved 2007-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Yuleba". Western Downs - Places to visit. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  6. ^ "About us". Yuleba Minerals Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 

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