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Rosevale Retreat Hotel front.jpg
Rosevale Retreat Hotel, 2015
Population 268 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4340
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Rosevale:
Mount Mort Merryvale
Mount Walker West
Mount Walker
Mount Mort
Rosevale Warrill View
Moorang Frazerview Frazerview

Rosevale is a small rural town in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australia Census the town recorded a population of 268.

The Bremer River passes through the town.


Queensland State Archives 1704 Waterhole fed by spring Rosevale October 1954
Spring fed waterhole, 1954
Upper Bremer River 2
Bremer River, 2011
St Paul's Lutheran Church Rosevale
St Paul's Lutheran Church, 2015

The name Rosevale is a corruption of Rossvale, the name of a pastoral run pastoral used first in 1850s by William Ross.

The Historic Rosevale Retreat Hotel, built in 1852 as a homestead, is the state's oldest hotel building. A victualler's licence was granted in 1887 to a Matthew Carmody.

Rosevale has previously belonged to the Shire of Mutdapilly, Shire of Moreton and the Shire of Boonah local government areas.

Heritage listings

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

  • Rosewood - Aratula Road: St Patrick's Church and Graveyard
  • 572 Rosevale Road: St Paul's Lutheran Church
  • 903 Rosevale Road: Rosevale Retreat Hotel
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