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Post office
Population 217 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4424
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Drillham is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is on the Warrego Highway and in the Western Downs Region local government area, 358 kilometres (222 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 census, Drillham and the surrounding area had a population of 217.

The town was established in 1878 to service the railway and was home to a camp for workers building the bridge over nearby Drillham Creek. Drillham Post Office opened by June 1910 (a receiving office had been open from 1895). The town and the creek were originally known as 'Delerium' due to the typhoid fever that struck this camp. Today, Drillham is a centre for the production of livestock and grains.

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