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Jondaryan Memorial Park, service road and public hall, 2014
Jondaryan is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 385 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.9533/km2 (5.059/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4403
Elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Area 197.1 km2 (76.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Jondaryan:
Bowenville Malu
West Prairie
Jondaryan Acland
Devon Park
Mount Moriah Evanslea

Jondaryan is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Jondaryan had a population of 385 people.


The name Jondaryan derives from pastoral run name first used 1841 by Henry Dennis. It is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning a long way off. The town was surveyed in June 1871 by surveyor G.T. Weale.

Jondaryan Post Office opened on 1 March 1867.

Heritage listings

Jondaryan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The Roadhouse

The Cobb & Co. Roadhouse is located on the edge of the highway and is a popular stop for travellers from Dalby to Toowoomba. It is owned by Caltex.


Beside the Cobb & Co. Roadhouse is Agrifac, a warehouse that sells Machinery and Their Parts.

The Pub

The Jondaryan Pub was founded in the 1800s and is a popular place for travelers to stop in and have a drink.

Library Services

Library services in Jondaryan are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Jondaryan State School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.


Jackie Howe Festival is held at the Woolshed at Jondaryan every year during the first weekend in September. At the festival the shearing shed comes to life under steam power. The old Australian Heritage Festival with its working historic farm machinery is now included in the Jackie Howe Festival. A major wool fashion show is a part of the Jackie Howe Festival. The best of Australian traditional country foods are featured at the festival.

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