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Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
Newer shops in Lawnton
Lawnton is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 5,658 (2016 census)
 • Density 658/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4501
Area 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
  • Kurwongbah
  • Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Lawnton:
Petrie Petrie Murrumba Downs
Joyner Lawnton Strathpine
Bray Park Strathpine Bald Hills

Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Lawnton had a population of 5,658 people.


Lawnton is bounded on the north by the North Pine River. Gympie Road passes through the centre of the suburb in a north-south direction.


Portrait of Stephen Lawn 1836-1917 farmer blacksmith and wheelwright of the North Pine area the father of Lawnton
Portrait of Stephen Lawn (1836-1917)

The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner, the blacksmith Stephen Lawn. The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton.

Heritage listings

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


Lawnton cemetery, 2007
Lawnton cemetery, 2007

Leis Park has electric barbecues and a boat ramp into the North Pine River. Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border also has electric barbecues.

Lawnton Cemetery (also known as Mary Bray Park) is located on Norfolk Avenue (27°16′36″S 152°58′37″E / 27.2766°S 152.9770°E / -27.2766; 152.9770 (Lawnton Cemetery)).


In the 2011 census, Lawnton recorded a population of 5,356 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median age of the Lawnton population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37.

78.3% of people living in Lawnton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.1%, England 4%, Philippines 1%, India 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%.

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.


Lawnton railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Cleveland, Ipswich, Beenleigh and Springfield Central, as well as Kippa-Ring.


The Lawnton industrial estate as well as retail and commerce establishments along Gympie Road provide local services and employment. Alluvial gravel and sand mining also occur in Lawnton. There have been recent industrial and retail developments in Lawnton.


Lawnton State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Todds Road (27°16′54″S 152°58′29″E / 27.2818°S 152.9747°E / -27.2818; 152.9747 (Lawnton State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 553 students with 40 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Pine Rivers Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 10 Lawnton Pocket Road (27°16′58″S 152°59′02″E / 27.2829°S 152.9839°E / -27.2829; 152.9839 (Pine Rivers Special School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 201 students with 58 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 62 non-teaching staff (41 full-time equivalent).

YOS Lawnton is a private secondary (10-12) school for boys and girls at 27-29 Lawnton Pocket Road (27°16′59″S 152°59′06″E / 27.2830°S 152.9851°E / -27.2830; 152.9851 (YOS Lawnton)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 50 students with 5 teachers and 11 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent). This school is a Youth Outreach Service by the Salvation Army which aims to get students who have disengaged with schooling to re-engage.

There is no mainstream secondary school in Lawnton. The nearest government secondary schools are Pine Rivers State High School in neighbouring Strathpine to the south and Bray Park State High School in neighbouring Bray Park to the south-west.

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