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A former shop and a house at Abercorn
Abercorn is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 46 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 0.488/km2 (1.26/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4627
Area 94.3 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) North Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Abercorn:
Glenleigh Kapaldo Langley
Waruma Dam Abercorn Yarrol
Waruma Dam Cynthia Yarrol

Abercorn is a rural town and locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Abercorn had a population of 46 people.


The Burnett River forms the eastern boundary of Abercorn. Three Moon Creek passes close to the town and across the locality into the Burnett River. The Burnett Highway passes through the locality but there is no direct access from the highway to the town; to get to Abercorn, the turn-off from the highway is onto Wuruma Dam Road at Cynthia. There is a state forest in the north of the locality extending into Kapaldo.


The town is believed to be named after a thoroughbred horse from the area.

Abercorn State School opened on 3 May 1927.

A post office opened in Abercorn about February 1928; it closed on 11 June 1986.


Abercorn is the gateway to Wuruma Dam used for water sports and fishing.

  • — covers Abercorn, Cynthia Creek, Goomaram Creek, and Nogo Creek schools


Abercorn State School is a government primary (P-7) school located at 957 Wuruma Dam Road (25°08′11″S 151°07′40″E / 25.136508°S 151.127706°E / -25.136508; 151.127706 (Abercorn State School)). In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 21 students in a single classroom with 3 teachers (1.5 full-time equivalent). There is no secondary school in Abercorn; the nearest one is in Monto.

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