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Blenheim is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 291 (2016 census)
 • Density 8.106/km2 (20.99/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4341
Area 35.9 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Blenheim:
Woodlands Glen Cairn Laidley Heights
Ropeley Blenheim Laidley Creek West
Rockside Mount Berryman Laidley Creek West

Blenheim is a rural locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Blenheim had a population of 291 people.


Originally the district was known as Sandy Creek, but later it was named Blenheim after Blenheim Park in Oxfordshire, England, which was in turn named after the Battle of Blenheim.

Blenheim State School opened on 7 Apr 1879, with an initial enrolment of 73 pupils.

In 1895, a German Baptist church was established at Blenheim under the leadership of C. Muetzelburg. As time passed, the desire for German language church services diminished and, due to falling numbers attending, the church was closed and physically relocated to Laidley.


Blenheim State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 81 Blenheim Road (27°39′00″S 152°19′54″E / 27.6501°S 152.3317°E / -27.6501; 152.3317 (Blenheim State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 81 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Blenheim. The nearest government secondary schools are Laidley State High School in Laidley to the north-east and Lockyer District State High School in Gatton to the north-west.

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