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Camboon is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 93 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.05426/km2 (0.1405/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4719
Area 1,714.1 km2 (661.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Shire of Banana
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Camboon:
Lonesome Creek Castle Creek Thangool
Isla Camboon Rawbelle
Isla Cracow Eidsvold West

Camboon is a rural locality in the Shire of Banana, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Camboon had a population of 93 people.


The name Camboon is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal word caamboon meaning the bullrushes growing at the edge of waterholes.

A post office opened on 1 June 1874 but closed on 16 October 1965.

Camboon Provisional School opened about 1899 but closed in 1908 due to low enrolments. In 1910, the school was reopened but only operated half-time in conjunction with the newly opened Camboon Woolshed Provisional School. Both schools were closed in 1915.


Camboon hosts an annual campdraft every May.

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