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Population 1,545 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4520
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s) Dickson

Highvale is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. The area is the headwaters of the South Pine River. In the north and west of the locality the elevation rises to heights greater than 500 m above sea level along the D'Aguilar Range. The Samford Show is held annually in July at the Samford Show grounds located in Highvale. 2015 was marked by the addition of the Samford Area Mens Shed opening a facility in Highvale, at the entrance to the show grounds.

Highvale is positioned at the base of Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. It is home to an active horse riding community with local tracks and many horse centric events occurring annually, including riding for the disabled. Highvale has an active Bahá'í community which offers children's classes in the local village aimed at increasing youth involvement in the community as well as spiritual growth and self-awareness.


In the 2011 census, Highvale recorded a population of 1,545 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. The median age of the Highvale population was 40 years, 3 years above the national median of 37. 75.5% of people living in Highvale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 10.4%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 1.2%, Germany 0.6%, Netherlands 0.5%. 93.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Hungarian, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% Thai.

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