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Southbrook
Queensland
Oshea Avenue Southbrook.jpg
Oshea Avenue, 2014
Southbrook is located in Queensland
Southbrook
Southbrook
Coordinates 27°40′42″S 151°42′40″E / 27.6783°S 151.7111°E / -27.6783; 151.7111Coordinates: 27°40′42″S 151°42′40″E / 27.6783°S 151.7111°E / -27.6783; 151.7111
Population 599 (2016 census)
 • Density 9.103/km2 (23.58/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4363
Elevation 543 m (1,781 ft)
Area 65.8 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Southbrook:
Linthorpe Biddeston Athol
Linthorpe Southbrook Umbiran
Broxburn Felton Cambooya

Southbrook is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Southbrook had a population of 599 people.

History

Previously under a pastoral run, the area was further developed in the 1880s when it was used for dairying and cropping. Southbrook later became a stop on the Millmerran railway line.

During early settlement the town had a store, two cheese factories, a hotel, and a school. The school was originally named Elville after the site it was built on, but was later changed to Southbrook Central, which it is still known as today; in 2010 the school celebrated its centenary.

Attractions

Catholic Church Southbrook
Catholic Church, 2014

Prestbury Farmstay offers visitors the chance to experience country life firsthand. Activities include bushwalking, campfires, cycling, fishing, 4WD farm tours, swimming, and tennis. The picturesque countryside and natural wildlife are also a regular feature at Prestbury.

Education

Southbrook Central State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1 School Road (27°40′41″S 151°42′15″E / 27.6781°S 151.7042°E / -27.6781; 151.7042 (Southbrook Central State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 67 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

Infrastructure

Southbrook was connected to the National Broadband Network in 2014, joining places such as Clifton, Highfields, Oakey, and Pittsworth as the rollout moves to outer Toowoomba regions.

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