Towns in Australia

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Scottville QLD


Postcode: 4804

Scottville is a small town in the Bowen Basin coal-mining region of central Queensland, Australia. It is located 4 km south of the larger town of Collinsville. Scottville is located in the Bowen Shire local government area, the administrative headquarters of which are located in Bowen, 90 km to the north.

Scottville is linked by a sealed road to Collinsville and Bowen. There are no bus or rail services to Bowen, for people. The town is serviced by Q-Link and various other transport companies.

The Scottville community has access to basic services in Collinsville (eg police, fire brigade, ambulance, hospital, medical centre, swimming pool, post office, library, Community Centre, Workers Club, sporting facilities, churches, shops et). Apart from the school, Scottville itself only contains one general store, some soccer fields and netball courts.

There is a range of accommodation available in Scottville and Collinsville, including hotels/motels, caravan parks, flats, units and private residences. Many of the home in Scottville and Collinsville are owned by Collinsville Coal. However, some teacher accommodation does exist and there is a Principal’s residence at Scottville State School.

Scottville State School was established in 1924 and serves the small mining community of Scottville. The school (Band 5) is part of the Mackay and Whitsunday Region and is located 90km inland from Bowen and 5km west of Collinsville.