Towns in Australia

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Bollon QLD


Postcode: 4488

Bollon is a town in south western Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Balonne Shire Local Government Area, 634 kilometres west of the state capital, Brisbane. Bollon is situated on the Balonne Highway, between St George and Cunnamulla on the banks of Wallam Creek.

The town was established in 1879 and the town is thought to be named after either the indigenous name for Wallam Creek or a type of stone axe. A stand of River red gums along the creek is home to a large colony of koalas.

On the banks of Wallam Creek Bollon is the habitat of a large koala population which thrives on the abundant Red River Gums in the area. More than 110 species of birds have been recorded in the area. You can set up camp on Wallam Creek and enjoy the wildlife.

Bollon was first recognised as a town in 1879. Bollon now stands as a small community in the Balonne Shire, characterised by friendly and helpful country people.

While in Bollon, visit the Rosehill Aviary, the most complete collection of parrots in Australia.

Bollon is situated near Thrushton National Park.