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School of Arts, built 1904
Maroon is located in Queensland
Coordinates 28°11′31″S 152°41′23″E / 28.1919°S 152.6897°E / -28.1919; 152.6897Coordinates: 28°11′31″S 152°41′23″E / 28.1919°S 152.6897°E / -28.1919; 152.6897
Population 149 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.281/km2 (3.32/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4310
Area 116.3 km2 (44.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Maroon:
Coochin Cannon Creek Knapp Creek
Croftby Maroon Rathdowney
Burnett Creek Mount Barney Barney View

Maroon is a rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Maroon had a population of 149 people.


A cemetery at Maroon has graves dating back to 1856.

In 1914, the Maroon grazing property, which was established in 1843, was subdivided into 30 dairy farms. Maroon Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1925) and closed in 1973.

The Maroon Dam was built in the west of Maroon between 1969 and 1974.

Heritage listings

Maroon War Memorial, 2008

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

The Maroon War Memorial commemorates those of the district who enlisted in World War I; it was dedicated on 21 May 1920 by General Sir William Birdwood.


Maroon has a population of 149 at the 2016 census. The locality contains 25 households, in which 57.0% of the population are males and 43.0% of the population are females with a median age of 46, 8 years above the national average. The average weekly household income is $1,104, $334 below the national average.

2.8% of Maroon's population is either of Aborigional or Torres Strait Islander descent. 67.9% of the population aged 15 or over is either registered or de facto married, while 32.1% of the population is not married. 21.2% of the population is currently attending some form of a compulsory education. The most common nominated ancestries were English (36.4%), Australian (28.2%) and German (10.5%), while the most common country of birth was Australia (86.5%), and the most commonly spoken language at home was English (93.9%). The most common nominated religions were Anglican (36.2%), No religion (17.7%) and Catholic (16.3%). The most common occupation was a manager (25.9%) and the majority/plurality of residents worked 40 or more hours per week (58.6%).


Maroon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys at 2772 Boonah-Rathdowney Road (28°10′18″S 152°42′49″E / 28.1716°S 152.7137°E / -28.1716; 152.7137 (Maroon State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 9 students with 4 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

Maroon Outdoor Education Centre is an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre at 123 Maroon Dam Road (28°10′25″S 152°39′04″E / 28.1737°S 152.6511°E / -28.1737; 152.6511 (Maroon Outdoor Education Centre)).

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