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Bedourie Community Centre, 2016
Bedourie is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 122 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.003371/km2 (0.00873/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4829
Elevation 90 m (295 ft)
Area 36,186.5 km2 (13,971.7 sq mi)
LGA(s) Shire of Diamantina
County Eurinye County, Queensland
Parish Bedourie
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Bedourie:
Northern Territory Sturt
Northern Territory Bedourie Diamantina Lakes
Northern Territory Birdsville Farrars Creek

Bedourie is a town and a locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Bedourie had a population of 122 people.


Bedourier is located in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia, lying on Eyre Creek. It is located 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane, and 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Birdsville.

Bedourie is the administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire, which also comprises the towns of Birdsville and Betoota.

When the Georgina River experiences severe floods the town can be cut off by road for months at a time.


Bedourie Post Office opened around July 1903 (receiving offices known as Bidouri, Bedouri and Bedourie had been open since 1887).

The Dianmantina Shire Council moved its headquarters from Birdsville to Bedourie in 1953.

At the 2006 census, Bedourie and the surrounding area had a population of 142. Twenty years earlier the town had 60 residents.

Heritage listings

Birdsville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Bedourie has an aquatic centre, library, museum, outback golf course, visitor information centre and a hotel built from adobe bricks in the 1880s and a racetrack.


Bedourie State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Timor Street (24°21′37″S 139°28′17″E / 24.3603°S 139.4713°E / -24.3603; 139.4713 (Bedourie State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 8 students with 2 teachers and 3 non-teaching staff (1 full-time equivalent).

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