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Haden is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 195 (2016 census)
 • Density 4.632/km2 (12.00/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4353
Area 42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Haden:
Doctor Creek Djuan Djuan
Kilbirnie Haden Djuan
Kilbirnie Goombungee Bergen

Haden is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Haden had a population of 195 people.


Haden is a small rural town approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Toowoomba and 185 kilometres (115 mi) north west from Brisbane. The town is set high on the Great Dividing Range, resulting in a high number of windy days. There is a picturesque lookout on the Haden-Maclagan Road to the west of the town.


Haden had been a thriving town with numerous pubs and stores at the turn of the 20th century. With the arrival of rail and Haden State School which was opened in 1912 the town prospered. It became an established place to live, as the surrounding land was ideal for cattle and dairy farming. With the rapid increase in technology and the decline of the dairy industry in Queensland due to deregulation, the population began to decline. Only a handful of farms continue to operate in the area, with the majority of farmers turning to cattle and crop production.


The township continues to be serviced by 'The Haden Stores' and Haden State School continues providing education for students from the town and predominantly the farms to the north-west. Three churches and the Haden Hall also continue to operate.

Library services in Haden are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Haden State School on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.


Haden State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1520 Haden-Crow's Nest Road (27°13′27″S 151°53′21″E / 27.2241°S 151.8892°E / -27.2241; 151.8892 (Haden State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 22 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Haden. The nearest secondary schools are in Crows Nest and Quinalow but these schools only offer secondary education to Year 10. For Years 11 and 12 the nearest secondary school is in Highfields.

Notable residents

  • Jessica van Vonderen, Queensland host of The 7:30 Report is a past pupil of Haden State School

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