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Cameron Park 2, Booval, Queensland.jpg
Cameron Park, 2015
Population 2,688 (2011)
Postcode(s) 4304
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Booval:
East Ipswich North Booval Bundamba
East Ipswich Booval Bundamba
Silkstone Silkstone Bundamba

Booval is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, containing both residential and commercial areas. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,688.

Booval straddles Brisbane Road, the main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway. The Booval Fair shopping centre, located on Brisbane Road, contains a number of major chain stores, including Woolworths and Big W, while a number of smaller businesses line South Station Rd and Brisbane Rd.

The origin of the suburb name is from the Kabi Aboriginal dialect meaning frilled lizard.

The first large-scale cotton crops in Queensland were grown at Booval in the 1860s.

Heritage listings

Booval War Memorial
Booval War Memorial, 2015

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

  • Green Street: Booval War Memorial
  • 14 Cothill Road: Booval House


Booval railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.

Parks and sports facilities

  • Cameron Park
  • Basketball Ipswich
  • Booval Bowls Club

The Booval Swifts rugby league football club bears the suburb's name. During the 1920s, two of Booval's players, Dan Dempsey and Arthur Henderson were selected to represent Australia. The club has also produced other such notable players as Des Morris and Kevin Walters.

Places of worship

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cothill Rd
  • Uniting Church, Glebe Rd
  • Anglican Church, Brisbane Rd
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