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Blackall, QLD

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Blackall Statistics

Location Details
  • Region

    Outback Queensland
  • Population

    1,058
  • Nearest Capital

    965km
  • Nearest Airport

    Blackall 4km
  • Median House Price

    $177,500
  • June Temp °C
    23 / 8

The town Blackall was named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. The district was discovered in 1846 by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell; the town has plenty of heritage and history to uncover.

Blackall became a thriving outback township, with sheep being the primary agricultural output of the region. You can discover the wool industry at the Historic Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining scour in Australia, a virtual living museum.

Shearer Jack Howe put Blackall on the map in 1892 at ‘Alice Downs’ when he set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. It took another 58 years before anyone could match this incredible feat, which was by machine shears.

Blackall was the first Outback town to start drilling an artesian bore in 1885; today, you can revive in the natural artesian waters at the thermal spa and swimming pool at Blackall’s Aquatic Centre.

Blackall is also known for being the home of the ‘Black Stump’, used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of this point is said to be ‘beyond the black stump’.

Find more information about the Blackall region: FarOut! (gofarout.com.au)

Blackall
Community

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Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Blackall

Hospital
1
Doctors & Allied Health
N/A
Library
1
Post Office
1
Bars & Eateries
3
Groceries & Convenience
1

Blackall
Housing

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Comparison to median State house price

-87%
Property in Blackall

Based on LGA data

Median House Price

$177,500

Rental House Median Price Per Month

$495

Data source: ABS, [2019, 2020], LGA updated [2021], Corelogic [2024]

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    Jobs in Blackall

    Based on LGA data

    Median Salary Per Year

    $39,059

    Median Personal Income Per Week

    $751

    Median Family Income Per Week

    N/A

    Data source: ABS [2016, 2017, 2020]

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    Education

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    Number of Institutions

    4

    Data sources:

    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

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    Schools And Universities in Blackall

    Education within 25KM of Blackall

    2 Childcare Centres
    blackall early years service
    st joseph's catholic kindergarten blackall
    1 High School
    blackall state school

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