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The Gregory Highway is the main street in Capella, 2016
Capella is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,010 (2016 census)
 • Density 107.4/km2 (278/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4723
Area 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Capella:
Khosh Bulduk Khosh Bulduk Belcong
Hibernia Capella Belcong
Hibernia Chirnside Chirnside

Capella is a rural town and locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Capella had a population of 1,010 people.

Heritage listings

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


Silos, Capella, 2016
Grain silos and stockpiles at Capella, 2016

Capella is a service town catering to the large coal-mining interests in the area as well as pastoralists and farmers.

GrainCorp have a receiving depot (23°05′00″S 148°01′11″E / 23.0832°S 148.0198°E / -23.0832; 148.0198 (GrainCorp receiving depot)) beside Capella railway station. It receives crops such as sorghum, wheat, chickpea and barley.


Capella State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 41 Huntley Street (23°04′57″S 148°01′29″E / 23.0826°S 148.0247°E / -23.0826; 148.0247 (Capella State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 171 students with 13 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (7 full-time equivalent).

Capella State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 35-45 Gordon Street (23°05′17″S 148°01′49″E / 23.0881°S 148.0304°E / -23.0881; 148.0304 (Capella State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 110 students with 18 teachers (15 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program..

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