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Elm Street, Walloon, 2015
Walloon is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,588 (2016 census)
 • Density 86.30/km2 (223.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4306
Area 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich West
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Walloon:
Haigslea Ironbark Pine Mountain
Haigslea Walloon Karrabin
Thagoona Thagoona Amberley

Walloon is a town and rural residential locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Walloon had a population of 1,588 people.


The origin of the suburb name is from the Romanic-speaking inhabitants of Belgium known as the Walloons.

Walloon State School opened in 1877.

The Babies of Walloon

On Saturday 21 April 1891, sisters Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick (aged 9 and 6 respectively) were drowned in a waterhole near their home in Walloon. Poet Henry Lawson wrote a poem called The Babies of Walloon based on their deaths. In 2006, a sculpture depicting the Broderick sisters playing was unveiled in the Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park in Walloon. In 2015, a new headstone was erected of the children's grave in Ipswich General Cemetery.


Walloon Railway Station, Queensland, Sep 2012
Walloon railway station, 2012

Walloon railway station provides Queensland Rail City network services to Rosewood, Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich.


Walloon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Karrabin-Rosewood Road (27°36′20″S 152°39′47″E / 27.6056°S 152.6631°E / -27.6056; 152.6631 (Walloon State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 234 students with 19 teachers (16 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no secondary school in the Walloon. The nearest government secondary schools are Ipswich State High School in Brassall, Ipswich, to the east and Rosewood State High School in Rosewood to the south-west.

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