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Mob of black sheep, Braeside, 1894.JPG
Mob of black sheep, Braeside Homestead, 1894
Dalveen is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 335 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.2312/km2 (3.189/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4374
Area 272.1 km2 (105.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Southern Downs Region
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Dalveen:
Palgrave The Glen Silverwood
Palgrave Dalveen Cherry Gully
Elbow Valley
Maryland (NSW)
Cottonvale (NSW)

Dalveen is a town and a locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. It borders New South Wales. In the 2016 census, Dalveen had a population of 335 people.


Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, Dalveen, Queensland, 2015
Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, 2015

The name Dalveen derives from locality name given by settler John Flint, who named it after a pass in Lanark, Scotland.

Stanthorpe Road Provisional School opened on 12 August 1878. In 1879 it was renamed North Maryland Provisional School. In 1892 it was renamed Dalveen State School on 18 January 1892.

Cherry Gully Post Office opened on 1 January 1880 and was replaced by Dalveen Post Office in 1881.

St Barnabas Anglican Church was built in 1903.

Heritage listings

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


Dalveen Public Hall, 2015
Dalveen Public Hall, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015

St Barnabas Anglican Church holds a service on the 4th Sunday of each month.

The Dalveen public hall and Dalveen State School are both in Pine Crescent.


Railway bridge on the Southern line over Old Stanthorpe Road at Cherry Gully, Dalveen, Queensland, 2015
Railway bridge on the Southern line over Old Stanthorpe Road at Cherry Gully, 2015

The New England Highway passes north-south through Dalveen.

The Southern railway line passes through Dalveen; the hilly terrain necessitated two tunnels known as the Dalveen Tunnel and the Cherry Gully Tunnel and a rail bridge over Old Stanthorpe Road. The line is no longer in active service.


Dalveen State School, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015

Dalveen State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 40 Pine Crescent (28°29′23″S 151°58′25″E / 28.4898°S 151.9735°E / -28.4898; 151.9735 (Dalveen State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 16 students with 2 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

Notable residents

  • William Allan, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Member of the Queensland Legislative Council, owner of Braeside Homestead
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