Description

Quilpie is a town and a locality situated in the Channel Country of South West Queensland, Australia. The town is the administrative centre of the Quilpie Shire local government area. In the 2011 census, Quilpie had a population of 574 people. The economy of the area is based on the grazing and mining industries. The area has one of the largest deposits of boulder opal in the world, and also has extensive deposits of gas and oil. Quilpie is a small rural town located in western Queensland with a population of 654 people. Quilpie has one opal mining field; Toompine Field is located between Quilpie and Yowah. Quilpie has quite a few trees but sometime drought takes over and the landscape can become dry and desolate.

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Location Information 

  • Population: 654
  • State electorate(s): Warrego
  • Federal Division(s): Maranoa
  • Established (yr): 1917
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.