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Bowenville looking southwards, May 2010
Bowenville is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 250 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 0.839/km2 (2.17/sq mi)
Established 1890 (approx.)
Postcode(s) 4404
Area 297.8 km2 (115.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Bowenville:
Blaxland Irvingdale Brymaroo
Dalby Bowenville Malu
St Ruth Formartin

Bowenville is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. The town's economy rested on the rail industry and with the winding down of the railways the population declined. In the 2016 census, the locality of Bowenville had a population of 250 people.


Bowenville Post Office opened by June 1908 (a receiving office had been open from 1878).


Library services in Bowenville are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Bowenville State School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

The Bowenville Reserve (Wainu), situated along the Oakey Creek, provides a free camping area with access to non-potable water and toilet facilities. There are also picnic areas, bins, shelters, tables, and a playground. Shore fishing, small water craft, and electric motors are permitted.


Bowenville State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Irvingdale Road (27°18′13″S 151°29′38″E / 27.3037°S 151.4939°E / -27.3037; 151.4939 (Bowenville State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 15 students with 4 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Bowenville, the closest secondary schools being Dalby State High School, Dalby Christian College and Our Lady of the Southern Cross College and in neighbouring Dalby.

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