Towns in Australia

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Eidsvold QLD


Postcode: 4627

Eidsvold is a small town and headquarters of the Eidsvold Shire Local Government Area in the North Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Burnett Highway approximately 430 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. The town is the self-proclaimed Beef Capital of the Burnett and is a hub for the regional cattle industry. At the 2001 census, Eidsvold had a population of 490.

The town is named for Eidsvold station, a nearby property. That in turn is named for Eidsvoll, Norway. The station was given this name by the Archer brothers, settlers who had land holdings in Norway.

Eidsvold with a shire population of around 900 people is approx two hours West of Bundaberg and promotes “Country Living at its Best”. The friendly community boasts beautiful parks and gardens throughout the entirety of the town for visitors to stop and take in the charm, and often receives favourable comments towards the neatness and tidiness of the town. Abercorn is approx. 29km North of Eidsvold and is a small rural community within the Eidsvold Shire with facilities such as tennis courts and a well respected Primary School.

The Shire of Eidsvold is primarily based on beef and timber production however, there is a diversified range of other industries including small crops, paulownia forests and siltstone mining.