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Fields along Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road, 2014
Mount Tyson is located in Queensland
Mount Tyson
Mount Tyson
Coordinates 27°34′29″S 151°34′07″E / 27.5747°S 151.5686°E / -27.5747; 151.5686
Population 285 (2016 census)
 • Density 3.711/km2 (9.61/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4356
Area 76.8 km2 (29.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
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 Rossvale

Mount Tyson is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mount Tyson had a population of 285 people.


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.


Mount Tyson State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 2-4 Main Street (27°34′29″S 151°34′10″E / 27.5746°S 151.5694°E / -27.5746; 151.5694 (Mount Tyson State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 58 students with 7 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

Notable residents

  • Sir Alan Roy Fletcher, chairman of Pittsworth Shire Council and Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cunningham
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