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Captains Mountain
Captains Mountain is located in Queensland
Captains Mountain
Captains Mountain
Location in Queensland
Population 77 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.4441/km2 (1.150/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4357
Area 173.4 km2 (67.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Captains Mountain:
Western Creek Western Creek Turallin
Condamine Farms
Forest Ridge
Captains Mountain Clontarf
Cypress Gardens
Millmerran Downs
Millmerran Woods

Captains Mountain is a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Captains Mountain had a population of 77 people.


The south-west of the locality is Western Creek State Forest. The remainder of the locality is used for farming, mostly grazing but with some cropping.

The Gore Highway passes through the locality from the north-east (Millmerran) and then exits to the south-west forming part of the south-western boundary (adjacent to Cypress Gardens and Millmerran Downs).


The locality is named for the mountain Captains Mountain 610 metres (2,000 ft) within the locality.

In 1914, the Captain's Mountain Co-operative Dairy Company was formed with 275 shares at a cost of £1 each. The company built a cheese factory. In March 1916, the factory processed 3,449 imperial gallons (15,680 L; 4,142 US gal) to produce 3,961 pounds (1,797 kg) of cheese. The factory was still operating in 1931, but was contemplating closure in 1934, and had closed by 1939.

Captain's Mountain Provisional School opened on 30 January 1922, becoming Captain's Mountain State School in 1957. It closed in 1962.


There are no schools in Captains Mountain. The nearest primary and secondary school to Year 10 is in Millmerran and the nearest secondary school to Year 12 in is Pittsworth.

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