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Goovigen QLD


Postcode: 4702

The township of Goovigen is located approximately 43 kms from Biloela in central Queensland. The town has a population of 250 including surrounding cotton/grain/cattle properties.

Goovigen (Aboriginal for Box Tree) was originally set up as a supply depot for the railways. It now forms an intricate part of the rich agricultural area.

The turn off to Goovigen is located just north of the township of Jambin on the Burnett Highway.

The population is stable with little variation. The topography and soils make Goovigen ideal for irrigation and dryland farming. The land is suitable for grazing, horticulture and a wide range of both summer and winter crops.

Goovigen is considered a locality not an Urban Centre. Of the 11 towns in the Banana Shire only 5 of the towns are considered to be Urban Centres. The other 6 townships are localities. These townships and the outlying areas that they support have been combined as Banana Rural, which includes Goovigen, to demonstrate the number of people in the Shire living outside of Urban Centres.

Goovigen State Primary caters for students from Preparatory year to year 7. The school was established in 1926 and is an important part of the Goovigen community. Goovigen State School accessed Education Queensland initiatives to provide cutting edge learning experiences for students. Firstly as a New Basics School (Phase 2) (2001- Current), then with the Preparatory Year Phase in (2005 – Present), participants in the Ollie-Up Online Learning Program and as a QCRF Trial School in 2006 – the Goovigen State School community has proven that it is well and truly moving with the times. In line with Non – New Basics Schools, Goovigen State School also provides explicit Science and Art lessons for students each week.