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Beaconsfield
MackayQueensland
Population 5,490 (2016 census)
 • Density 871/km2 (2,260/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4740
Area 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
  • 8.0 km (5 mi) N of Mackay CBD
  • 961 km (597 mi) NNW of Brisbane
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s)
  • Mackay
  • Whitsunday
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Rural View Rural View Blacks Beach
Richmond Beaconsfield Andergrove
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant North Mackay

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Beaconsfield had a population of 5,490 people.

History

The suburb was named after the Beaconsfield sugar plantation. It had a sugar crushing mill from about 1882 to 1893.

The Mackay Golf Club was established in 1928. It is located on the Mackay-Buchasia Road.

Beaconsfield State School was opened on 1 January 1999.

Education

Beaconsfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Nadina Street (21°05′36″S 149°10′17″E / 21.0933°S 149.1713°E / -21.0933; 149.1713 (Beaconsfield State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 343 students with 27 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. The C&K Beaconsfield Community Kindergarten is on-site at the Beaconsfield State School.

Carlisle Adventist Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-10) school for boys and girls at 17 Holts Road (21°06′02″S 149°09′52″E / 21.1006°S 149.1644°E / -21.1006; 149.1644 (Carlisle Adventist Christian College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 206 students with 20 teachers (18 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).

Whitsunday Anglican School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Celeber Drive (21°06′09″S 149°10′20″E / 21.1026°S 149.1721°E / -21.1026; 149.1721 (Whitsunday Anglican School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 649 students with 62 teachers (58 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).

Mackay District Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 63 Mansfield Drive (21°05′41″S 149°10′14″E / 21.0947°S 149.1706°E / -21.0947; 149.1706 (Mackay District Special School)). It is available for students with a diverse range of abilities and special education requirements. In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 94 students with 23 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Beaconsfield. The nearest government secondary schools are Pioneer State High School in neighbouring Andergrove to the east and Mackay North State High School in neighbouring North Mackay to the south-east.

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