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The "Bun Pub", 2017
Kaimkillenbun is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 293 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 1.4080/km2 (3.647/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4406
Area 208.1 km2 (80.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Kaimkillenbun:
Jimbour East Bell Moola
Pirrinuan Kaimkillenbun Moola
Dalby Irvingdale Irvingdale

Kaimkillenbun is a rural town and locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Kaimkillenbun had a population of 293 people.

It is recognised as the Queensland town with the longest single-word name, but is affectionately known by locals as "The Bun".


Opal from Squaretop

The south-eastern half of the locality is predominantly flat farming land centred on the township. The north-western half of the locality has hills including Squaretop (27°00′59″S 151°25′00″E / 27.01639°S 151.41667°E / -27.01639; 151.41667 (Squaretop)), a mountain of over 500 metres (1,600 ft). Minerals including opals can be found at Squaretop.

The Bunya Highway passes through the north-west of the locality.


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War memorial at Kaimkillenbun, 1920

The Bell Branch railway line from Dalby to Bell was opened in 1906 with Kaimkillenbun being served by railway stations at Kaimkillenbun and Squaretop. The line closed in 1984.

An attempt was made to establish a hotel in 1908 but the local temperance lobby managed to prevent it. However, in Ocotver 1911, local farmer Edwin Higgs successfully obtained a licence and built the Kenilworth Hotel. Soldiers leaving for World War 1 signed on the wall of the pub. Today it is known as The Bun Pub.

Kaimkillenbun Post Office opened by June 1909 (a receiving office had been open from 1908).

Kaimkillenbun State School opened on 1 November 1909.

The Kaimkillenbun war memorial was unveiled on 13 November 1920 by William Vowles, the member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Dalby and Leader of the Opposition. The "digger" statue was made by R C Ziegler, a Toowoomba stonemason. Originally placed near the Kaimkillenbun railway station, the memorial was damaged in a traffic accident. A replacement from the original plans was commissioned from the Zieglers and was placed in a park behind the hotel (corner of Isabelle and Delacey Streets).

In 1983, Kaimkillenbun was the location for filming of the movie Chase Through the Night starring Nicole Kidman. Local residents appear as extras in the film.


Facilities in the town include the historic Bun Pub, a primary school and a number of sporting clubs and organisations.

Kaimkillenbun State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) school in Messenger Street. In 2015, it had an enrolment of 33 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).


Opal from Squaretop

There are a number of homesteads in the locality:

  • Aronui (26°59′50″S 151°20′32″E / 26.9971°S 151.3423°E / -26.9971; 151.3423 (Aronui (homestead)))
  • Belle Claire (27°03′16″S 151°21′14″E / 27.0545°S 151.3539°E / -27.0545; 151.3539 (Belle Claire (homestead)))
  • Belroy Park (27°05′38″S 151°23′43″E / 27.0940°S 151.3953°E / -27.0940; 151.3953 (Belroy Park (homestead)))
  • Brentwood (27°04′22″S 151°20′47″E / 27.0727°S 151.3465°E / -27.0727; 151.3465 (Brentwood (homestead)))
  • Bundaleer (27°04′20″S 151°25′06″E / 27.0722°S 151.4182°E / -27.0722; 151.4182 (Bundaleer (homestead)))
  • Doonside (26°59′17″S 151°20′49″E / 26.9880°S 151.3470°E / -26.9880; 151.3470 (Doonside (homestead)))
  • Ellendale (27°05′09″S 151°27′57″E / 27.0857°S 151.4659°E / -27.0857; 151.4659 (Ellendale (homestead)))
  • Fairfields (27°03′18″S 151°25′31″E / 27.0550°S 151.4253°E / -27.0550; 151.4253 (Fairfields (homestead)))
  • Glengarry (27°00′54″S 151°23′25″E / 27.0151°S 151.3903°E / -27.0151; 151.3903 (Glengarry (homestead)))
  • Glenvale (27°04′39″S 151°20′48″E / 27.0775°S 151.3466°E / -27.0775; 151.3466 (Glenvale (homestead)))
  • Gregmore (26°59′10″S 151°23′01″E / 26.9860°S 151.3837°E / -26.9860; 151.3837 (Gregmore (homestead)))
  • Lea Mont (27°02′04″S 151°23′17″E / 27.0345°S 151.3881°E / -27.0345; 151.3881 (Lea Mont (homestead)))
  • Lillingstone (27°04′14″S 151°22′22″E / 27.0705°S 151.3729°E / -27.0705; 151.3729 (Lillingstone (homestead)))
  • Mornalea (27°02′10″S 151°28′28″E / 27.0362°S 151.4744°E / -27.0362; 151.4744 (Mornalea (homestead)))
  • Myall Park (27°00′42″S 151°30′09″E / 27.0117°S 151.5026°E / -27.0117; 151.5026 (Myall Park (homestead)))
  • Silverlea (27°02′04″S 151°28′43″E / 27.0345°S 151.4787°E / -27.0345; 151.4787 (Silverlea (homestead)))
  • Swanbrook (27°03′00″S 151°23′20″E / 27.0499°S 151.3889°E / -27.0499; 151.3889 (Swanbrook (homestead)))
  • Tapiola (27°02′46″S 151°23′09″E / 27.0460°S 151.3859°E / -27.0460; 151.3859 (Tapiola (homestead)))
  • Wandilla (27°03′39″S 151°22′51″E / 27.0607°S 151.3808°E / -27.0607; 151.3808 (Wandilla (homestead)))
  • Yarraga (27°01′45″S 151°20′30″E / 27.0292°S 151.3418°E / -27.0292; 151.3418 (Yarraga (homestead)))


Kaimkillenbun State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Messenger Street (27°03′30″S 151°25′55″E / 27.0582°S 151.4320°E / -27.0582; 151.4320 (Kaimkillenbun State School)). In 2015, it had an enrolment of 33 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 17 students with 4 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Kaimkillenbun. The nearest secondary schools are Bell State School (to Year 10) in neighbouring Bell to the north, Quinalow State School (to Year 10) in Quinalow to the south-east and Dalby State High School (to Year 12) in neighbouring Dalby to the south-west.

Road infrastructure

The Dalby–Cooyar Road runs through from south to east. The Bell-Kaimkillenbun Road runs to the north, and the Bunya Mountains Road runs to the north-east from the eastern boundary.. The Bunya Highway passes through the north-west of the locality.

Notable residents

  • John Dorge, Olympic basketballer, born in Kaimkillenbun
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