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Mount Samson
Mt.Samson at sunrise.jpg
Population 566 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4520
Location 34 km (21 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Mount Samson:
Kobble Creek Samsonvale Cashmere
Mount Glorious Mount Samson Clear Mountain
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Closeburn

Mount Samson is about halfway between Samford and Dayboro located in South East Queensland, Australia. It is roughly 34 km north west of Brisbane. It is located in the local government area of Moreton Bay Region. The suburb takes its name from the reasonably dominant Mount Samson which is part of the D'Aguilar Range.


In the 2011 census, Mount Samson recorded a population of 566 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male.

The median age of the Mount Samson population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.

77.5% of people living in Mount Samson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.8%, New Zealand 3%, Germany 0.5%, Canada 0.5%, Ireland 0.5%.

95.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Mandarin, 0% Welsh, 0% Irish, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).

Indigenous History

Mt Samson was occupied by the indigenous people who named it Buran (Boorun), which means wind.


Mount Samson is a blend of acreage properties and small farms. The area was most recently dominated by agriculture such as dairy farming. Access to Mount Samson from Brisbane is along Samford Road and Mount Samson Road.


Mount Samson has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February. Whilst summer maximum average temperatures generally linger around 30C, the summer months, like most of South East Queensland have some extremely hot days, sometimes as high as 40C.


Samsonvale Hall is located on Winn Road on the opposite side from the primary school. Annual music festival Red Deer Festival is held in mount samson.

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