Wulkuraka, Queensland facts for kids

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Brassall Bikeway Wulkuraka Queensland.jpg
Brassall Bikeway, 2015
Population: 855
Postcode: 4305
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Electoral district of Ipswich West
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around Wulkuraka:
Karrabin Brassall Brassall
Karrabin Wulkuraka Coalfalls
Amberley Leichhardt Sadliers Crossing

Wulkuraka is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 855.


The origin of the suburb name is from an Aboriginal word meaning either red flowering gum tree or plenty of kookaburras.

The Brisbane Valley railway line once joined the Main Line from the north at Wulkuraka.

Heritage listings

Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge side at Wulkuraka, Queensland
Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge, 2015

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

  • over Bremer River between Tallon Street, Sadliers Crossing and Dixon Street: Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge
  • Wulkuraka: Sandstone Railway Culvert


Wulkuraka Railway Station provides Queensland Rail City network services to Rosewood, Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich. A purpose built workshop has been constructed to the west of the railway station, exclusively for the New Generation Rollingstock. 75 of these new trains will be serviced and maintained there under the Qtectic consortium.

Wulkuraka is located approximately 1 hours drive to Brisbane. It is located near Royal Australian Air Force Base, Amberley. It is in close vicinity of shops and services, however is undeveloped and located on the outer suburbs of Ipswich. Wulkuraka is a peaceful suburb with large bushland topography.

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