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Blanchview is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 191 (2016 census)
 • Density 10.55/km2 (27.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4352
Area 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Blanchview:
Withcott Postmans Ridge Helidon Spa
Rangeville Blanchview Derrymore
Rangeville Silver Ridge Silver Ridge

Blanchview is a rural locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Blanchview had a population of 191 people.


The name Blanchview is a manufactured name, derived from the name of land owner Ernest Blanchard. 5km South of Withcott, it was previously known as Monkey Waterholes. However, his son, John "Colin" Blanchard, told of a Toowoomba town councillor in early 1900s suggesting the name Blanchview when visiting the Blanchard farm house that was between the school and the Presbyterian church, both on land donated by Ernest.

Monkey Waterholes Provisional School opened on 7 July 1890. It became Monkey Waterholes State School in 1909 and was renamed Blanch View State School in 1913. The Blanchview State School closed in 1965.


There are no schools in Blanchview. The nearest government primary schools are Withcott State School in neighbouring Withcott to the north-west, Rangeville State School in neighbouring Rangeville to the west, and Gabbinbar State School in Centenary Heights to the south-west. The nearest government secondary school is Centenary Heights State High School in Centenary Heights.

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