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Mount Tyson
Fields at Mount Tyson.jpg
Fields along Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road, 2014
Population 385 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4356
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Mount Tyson:
Evanslea Mount Irving Purrawunda
Evanslea Mount Tyson Motley
Bongeen Irongate

Mount Tyson is a rural town on the Darling Downs in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Toowoomba. At the 2011 Australian Census Mount Tyson and surrounds recorded a population of 385.


The town's name derives from the name of its railway station, which in turn was derived from the local mountain, which was believed to be named after James Tyson, a grazier and Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.

The Mount Tyson State School opened on 18 April 1904 (Easter) with 35 pupils; Minnie (McIntyre) Fletcher was the first teacher. The school was extended in 1916, 1949, 1963, 1973 (library) and 1996 (Prep year building). The school celebrated its centenary in 2004.

Mount Tyson Post Office opened by 1917 (a receiving office had been open from 1904, briefly known as Mount Russell).

Between 1914 and 1994 the town was serviced by the Cecil Plains railway line.

In 1991, Mount Tyson was the national winner of the Australian Tidy Town Awards, run by Keep Australia Beautiful.


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

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