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Brandon
Queensland
Population 1,094 (2016 census)
 • Density 9.900/km2 (25.64/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4808
Area 110.5 km2 (42.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Burdekin
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Localities around Brandon:
Barratta Colevale Alva
Barratta Brandon Ayr
Barratta Airville McDesme

Brandon is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Brandon had a population of 1,094 people.

History

Brandon Post Office opened on 6 September 1883.

At the 2006 census, Brandon had a population of 783.

Heritage listings

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

Economy

Kalamia Sugar Mill, 1901
Kalamia Sugar Mill, 1901

Brandon is a sugarcane growing area with underground water supplies to irrigate crops. Wilmar Sugar Australia operates two sugar mills in Brandon, the Kalamia Sugar Mill in the north-east of the locality on Lilliesmere Road beside the Lilliesmere Lagoon (19°31′22″S 147°24′59″E / 19.5229°S 147.4163°E / -19.5229; 147.4163 (Kalamia Sugar Mill)) and the Pioneer Sugar Mill in the west of the locality on Pioneer Mill Road (19°33′30″S 147°19′51″E / 19.5583°S 147.3309°E / -19.5583; 147.3309 (Pioneer Sugar Mill)).

Education

Brandon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Drysdale Street (19°33′13″S 147°20′55″E / 19.5537°S 147.3485°E / -19.5537; 147.3485 (Brandon State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 45 students with 4 teachers and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

Kalamia State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Lilliesmere Road (19°31′07″S 147°25′03″E / 19.5185°S 147.4176°E / -19.5185; 147.4176 (Kalamia State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 14 students with 1 teacher and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Brandon. The nearest government secondary school is Ayr State High School in neighbouring Ayr to the east.

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