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Forest Hill
Forest Hill main street 2011.jpg
Forest Hill main street
Forest Hill is located in Queensland
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Location in Queensland
Population 968 (2016 census)
 • Density 36.25/km2 (93.9/sq mi)
Established 1880
Postcode(s) 4342
Area 26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Forest Hill:
College View Crowley Vale Glenore Grove
Lawes Forest Hill Plainland
Glen Cairn Laidley Heights Laidley North

Forest Hill is a rural town and locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Forest Hill had a population of 968 people. It also serves as the headquarters for B&F Errand Services.


StateLibQld 2 71231 Forest Hill State School, 1914
Forest Hill State School, 1914

Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 February 1890 (replacing a receiving office named Forest Hill Siding open since 1889).

Forest Hill Provisional School opened on 23 January 1893, becoming a state school in 1899.

Forest Hill was once home to five hotels, a hospital, a bakery and butcher, and was the largest rail freight hub for agricultural produce in Queensland.

StateLibQld 2 72203 First World War memorial monument in Forest Hill
Forest Hill War Memorial

The Forest Hill War Memorial was erected to commemorate those in the district who had died or served in World War I. It was unveiled by five mothers of deceased soldiers on 26 March 1921.

During the 2010–2011 Queensland floods, much of the population of Forest Hill was required to be evacuated by helicopter to nearby Gatton to avoid rapidly rising floodwaters.

Heritage listings

The Lockyer Hotel in 2012
The Lockyer Hotel, 2012

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


In the 2016 Census, there were 472 people in Forest Hill. 74.4% of people were born in Australia and 85.1% of people spoke only English at home. The most common response for religion was No Religion at 34.3%.


Forest Hill State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Church Street (27°35′26″S 152°21′15″E / 27.5905°S 152.3543°E / -27.5905; 152.3543 (Forest Hill State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 137 students with 10 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 10 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Forest Hill. The nearest secondary schools are Laidley State High School in Laidley to the south-east and Lockyer District State High School in Gatton to the west.

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