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Jericho is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 115 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.331/km2 (3.45/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4728
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Area 86.4 km2 (33.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Barcaldine Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Jericho:
Aramac Laglan Laglan
Barcaldine Jericho Alpha
Barcaldine Blackall Alpha

Jericho is a rural town and locality in the Barcaldine Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Jericho had a population of 115 people.


The first exploration by Europeans was by Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1846. By the 1850s settlers had moved in.

Jericho Post Office opened on 2 July 1885 (a receiving office had been open from 1884).

In December 2010, half of the town's houses were indundated by floods.

Jericho State School opened on 20 February, 1888.


Jericho has a public library, drive in theatre, park, swimming pool, town hall and showground.

Tourist attractions

Crystal Trumpeters and the statue of Joshua are both located within Jericho.


Jericho State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Pasteur Street (23°36′15″S 146°07′46″E / 23.6042°S 146.1294°E / -23.6042; 146.1294 (Jericho State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 9 students with 1 teacher and 4 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

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