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Stanwell is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 337 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 2.469/km2 (6.39/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4702
Area 136.5 km2 (52.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Stanwell:
Kalapa Dalma Nine Mile
Bushley Stanwell Kabra
Boulder Creek Boulder Creek The Mine

Stanwell is a rural town and locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Stanwell had a population of 337 people.


Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.


Early settlers in the Stanwell area were involved in dairying, quarrying or working for the railways.

Stanwell State School opened on 7 November 1873.

A postal receiving office opened in about 1874; a post office opened on 1 October 1880.

In 1893, a quarry leased by Bishop John Cani was used to provide sandstone for the construction of St Josephs Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockhampton.

An honour board was erected in the School of Arts Hall to honour those who served in World War I and World War II.

Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.


The Stanwell Power Station is located in Stanwell. It is located on 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land to the south-west of the town.


Stanwell State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 10 Teakle Street (23°29′07″S 150°19′17″E / 23.4852°S 150.3215°E / -23.4852; 150.3215 (Stanwell State School)). In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 38 students with 3 teachers (2.5 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 27 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). The school motto is 'Study, service, sincerity'.

There is no secondary school in Stanwell. The nearest government secondary schools are Rockhampton State High School in Wandal, Rockhampton, to the north-east and Mount Morgan State High School in Mount Morgan to the south-east.

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