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Degilbo is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 174 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.855/km2 (4.80/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4621
Area 93.8 km2 (36.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) North Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Degilbo:
Didcot Coringa Dallarnil
Didcot Degilbo Woowoonga
Biggenden Biggenden Biggenden

Degilbo is a rural town and locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Degilbo had a population of 174 people.


The name Degilbo was the name of a pastoral run owned by William Henry Walsh (a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council) in 1847. It is believed to be an Aboriginal word dackeel bo meaning sharp or upright stones. A very popular story is that Degiblo is actually the word obliged spelt backwards, attributed to a railway surveyor, who had to assign names to many railway stations, had run out of ideas but as he was obliged to come up with a name, he wrote that word down backwards. Being perhaps a more entertaining story, the story of the backwards spelling is frequently published, and is usually followed by a spate of correspondence pointing out that the name of the pastoral run preceded the railway station by at least 20 years.

The Degilbo War Memorial commemorates those who served and died in World War I. It is located beside the Isis Highway.

The first Degilbo Post Office opened on 1 April 1893. It was renamed Woowoonga in 1894, Appallan in 1897 and Degilbo in 1898. It closed in 1958.

Heritage listings

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


There are no schools in Degilbo. The nearest primary schools are in Biggenden and Dallarnil while the nearest secondary schools are in Biggenden (to Year 10) and in Gayndah and Childers (both to Year 12).

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