Towns in Australia

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Jimboomba QLD


Postcode: 4280

Jimboomba is a town of approximately 1400 persons, as recorded in the 2001 census, in south-eastern Queensland, Australia, on the Mount Lindesay Highway 47 km south of Brisbane. The town is in the Beaudesert Shire Council Local Government Area. It has a number of primary schools, a high school, fire and ambulance services, a police station, domestic shopping and medical-dental services for the surrounding, largely, rural residential properties. It has a small industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.

Cattle grazing, dairy farming and hobby farms are the main industries. There are large numbers of horses kept on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for competition.

The Queensland government’s current plan for the Mt Lindesay/North Beaudesert area is that it will become part of the Brisbane conurbation with Jimboomba an outer suburb of Brisbane by 2066 (or before). Many people think that most probably it will be part of Logan City.

Jimboomba is a variation of the Aboriginal word Gimboomba meaning – Loud thunder little rain.