Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Jackson QLD


Postcode: 4426

Jackson is a town in the Bendemere Shire Local government area in Queensland, Australia. The town was based around the rail industry and with the winding down of the railways the population has declined to around 30.

An interesting sight in Jackson is the Old Play Shed, which is part of the original Jackson School Play Shed. At the present, in conjunction with the Year of the Outback, local history is being documented for display at the Old Play Shed.

Jackson is situated about four hours drive from Brisbane.

The Jackson Public Library with Internet Access is open every Wednesday from 9.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. or by appointment. There is a public park with toilets.

The Bendemere Shire in south-west Queensland encompasses an area of 3955 km2 and incorporates the townships of Yuleba, Wallumbilla and Jackson. It is bordered by the shires of Taroom, Bungil, Warroo and Murilla.

The Shire’s economy is heavily reliant on primary production including cattle, sheep, grain and timber. Forestry occupies around 30% of the shire with the area around Yuleba boasting the largest cypress timber stand in Australia.

The shire is also linked with the natural gas industry. The Surat Basin to Brisbane Gas Pipeline and the Wallumbilla to Gladstone State Gas Pipeline pass through the shire. Numerous gas wells are also found throughout the shire whilst the Wallumbilla LPG Processing Plant is located just south of Wallumbilla.