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Beach at Barney Point Beach, circa 1937
Barney Point is located in Queensland
Barney Point
Barney Point
Location in Queensland
Population 1,093 (2016 census)
 • Density 214.3/km2 (555/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4680
Area 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Barney Point:
Callemondah Gladstone Harbour Gladstone Harbour
Gladstone Central Barney Point Gladstone Harbour
South Gladstone South Trees South Trees

Barney Point is a beachside suburb of Gladstone in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Barney Point had a population of 1,093 people.


Barney Point is bounded by the Coral Sea to the north and east and the railway line to the port on the west. The northern part of the suburb is industrial, being port facilities. The southern part of the suburb is residential with a sandy beach and parkland by the sea.


The area takes its name from the local headland Barney Point, which in turn was named in honour of George Barney (1792-1862), a soldier and engineer, and Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of North Australia 1846-1847.

A post office was opened on 1 September 1954 and closed on 8 March 1966.

Heritage listings

Barney Point has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The Gladstone Maritime Museum presents maritime history of Port Curtis and the discovery, exploration and settlement of the region. It is located at 1 Francis Ward Drive (23°50′03″S 151°15′38″E / 23.83413°S 151.26055°E / -23.83413; 151.26055 (Gladstone Maritime Museum)).


The Yaralla Sports Club at the corner of Bell and Wood Streets (23°51′20″S 151°16′17″E / 23.85560°S 151.27144°E / -23.85560; 151.27144 (Yaralla Sports Club)) was first established in 1966 and provides sporting facilities, meals and entertainment. There is an on-site hotel. The club provides training and apprenticeships in tourism and hospitality through the Central Queensland Tourism and Hospitality Academy.


There are no schools in Barney Point, but primary schools are available in the neighbouring suburbs of Gladstone Central and South Gladstone and a secondary school is located in West Gladstone approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away.

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