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.

Images around Quilpie QLD 4480

Around Quilpie QLD 4480

Our Picks on what to Do in Quilpie QLD

Bulloo Park

Channel Country Tourist Park & Spas

Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery - QLD

Our Picks on where to Stay in Quilpie QLD

Quilpie Imperial Hotel Motel

Quilpie Heritage Inn

The Lake

Our Picks on what to Eat in Quilpie QLD

Offshears Bakery

27 Gallery Coffee

Shopping in Quilpie QLD

Location Information 

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

Travel To  

Eulo QLD 4491 (233 km, 2 hrs 32 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Quilpie QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.