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Daisy Hill
Logan CityQueensland
Daisy Hill Koala Centre, Queensland, Australia.jpg
Daisy Hill Koala Centre, 2013
Daisy Hill is located in Queensland
Daisy Hill
Daisy Hill
Location in Queensland
Population 6,660 (2016 census)
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4127
Area 9.0 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Springwood
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Daisy Hill:
Priestdale Priestdale Priestdale
Springwood Daisy Hill Mount Cotton
Slacks Creek Slacks Creek Shailer Park

Daisy Hill is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Daisy Hill had a population of 6,660 people.


In the 2011 census, Daisy Hill recorded a population of 6,255 people, 49.7% female and 50.3% male. The median age of the Daisy Hill population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 65.5% of people living in Daisy Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 7.7%, England 6%, South Africa 1.5%, Scotland 1.1%, Republic of Korea 1.1%. 84.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common language was 1.1% Korean.


The Dennis family were first Europeans to settle at Daisy Hill. James Dennis immigrated in 1864 on the ship Flying Cloud. In 1867, he married Mary Ann Markwell. Around 1870 they began selecting land in the now Daisy Hill area, eventually acquiring over 320 hectares (800 acres). They named the property Daisy Hill, supposedly because their daughters saw daisies growing on the hill.

Other early pioneers were the Usher family, who grew grapes and made and sold wine. Daisy Hill was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.

Heritage listings

Daisy Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Old St Mark's Anglican Church, Daisy Hill, Queensland, 2010
Old St Mark's Anglican Church

Daisy Hill State Forest

The Daisy Hill State Forest was declared a timber reserve in 1874. In 1917 it was declared a State Forest and in 1986 a State Forest Park. The forest was used for timber gathering, honey making, gold mining and grazing. In 2006, it was gazetted as Daisy Hill Conservation Park to be used for habitat conservation and recreation; it contains the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. The park is considered to be one of the best mountain bike riding areas in Australia.

A Reserve for Rifle Range was gazetted in 1901 from part of the west side of the original timber reserve. It was proposed for use by the Forest Rangers Rifle Club of Slacks Creek with a recommendation from the Queensland Defence Force. Initially the range consisted of 10 ha (25 acres), 1,010 by 100 metres (1,100 by 110 yards), with the line of fire terminated by a natural rise. The range was re-gazetted as reserve R.799 in 1902 with an increase in area towards and behind the targets for safety, forming a total area of around 50 ha (123 acres). In 1908, the military officer supervising rifle clubs in Queensland reported that the range was not then in use due to destruction of mantlets and targets by bush fire. The land was reinstated as part of the State Forest in 1952.


Daisy Hill State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 20-50 Daisy Hill Road (27°38′36″S 153°09′12″E / 27.6432°S 153.1534°E / -27.6432; 153.1534 (Daisy Hill State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 271 students with 22 teachers (17 full-time equivalent) and 22 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

St Edward the Confessor School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 104 Chatswood Road (27°38′05″S 153°08′49″E / 27.6348°S 153.1469°E / -27.6348; 153.1469 (St Edward the Confessor School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 547 students with 35 teachers (30 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).

John Paul College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at John Paul Drive (27°38′01″S 153°08′54″E / 27.6336°S 153.1484°E / -27.6336; 153.1484 (John Paul College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,712 students with 157 teachers (141 full-time equivalent) and 113 non-teaching staff (92 full-time equivalent).

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