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Wellcamp
ToowoombaQueensland
Population: 302
Postcode: 4350
Area: 20.3 km² (7.8 sq mi)
Location: 12 km (7 mi) W of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Condamine
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Wellcamp:
Charlton Charlton Torrington
Charlton Wellcamp Glenvale
Athol Westbrook Westbrook

Wellcamp is a locality in Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census, Wellcamp and several other adjacent localities recorded a population of 302.

History

The locality was named by the Railways Department after a camp for workers constructing the Toowoomba–Hendon railway, which happened to be located beside a well in the area. The line opened in 1869.

Wellcamp Provisional School opened on 27 February 1899, later becoming Wellcamp State School.

Airport

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Terminal at Brisbane West airport

There is a jet-capable airport located within Wellcamp to service Toowoomba and the surrounding districts, it is known officially as Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.


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