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Colinton War Memorial, 2010
Colinton is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 75 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.536/km2 (1.39/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4314
Area 139.9 km2 (54.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Somerset Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Colinton:
Cherry Creek Moore Harlin
Cherry Creek Colinton Harlin
Anduramba Harlin Harlin

Colinton is a rural locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Colinton had a population of 75 people.


Colinton lies within the water catchment area of Emu Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River. The creek marks a portion of both the southern and western boundary and the Brisbane River is aligned with the eastern boundary. The D'Aguilar Highway passes through the east where the Brisbane Valley railway line also once passed. Benarkin State Forest roughly covers the western third of Colinton. In the south Glenhowden Mountain rises to elevations greater than 350 m.


StateLibQld 2 46259 House at Colinton Station, Queensland, 1904
House at Colinton pastoral run, 1904
StateLibQld 2 47760 Advertisement for the sale of the Colinton Estate, Colinton, ca. 1904
Land sales for Colinton, 1904

The district takes its name from the pastoral run owned by the Balfour family which was in turn named for their home town in Colinton, Lothian, Scotland.

Colinton Provisional School opened in 1879 but closed in early 1880. It reopened in 1906 and on 1 January 1909 became Colinton State School. It closed in 1969.

The Colinton War Memorial was unveiled outside the School of Arts on 18 January 1917 by Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Stanley, Henry Plantagenet Somerset.


There are a number of homesteads in the locality:


There are no schools in Colinton. The nearest government primary schools are Harlin State School in neighbouring Harlin to the east and Linville State School in Linville to the north. The nearest government secondary schools are Yarraman State School (to Year 10 only) in Yarraman to the north-west. For secondary education to Year 12, the nearest government schools are Toogoolawah State High School in Toogoolawah to the south and Nanango State High School in Nanango to the north-west.

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