Dalveen is a town and a locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[4][5] It borders New South Wales.[6] In the 2016 census, Dalveen had a population of 335 people.[1]


Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, 2015

The name Dalveen derives from locality name given by settler John Flint, who named it after Dalveen Pass in Lanark, Scotland.[4]

Stanthorpe Road Provisional School opened on 12 August 1878. In 1879 it was renamed North Maryland Provisional School. In 1892 it was renamed Dalveen State School on 18 January 1892.[7][8]

Cherry Gully Post Office opened on 1 January 1880 and was replaced by Dalveen Post Office in 1881.[9]

St Barnabas Anglican Church was built in 1903.[10]

At the 2011 census the town recorded a population of 346.[11]

Heritage listings

Dalveen has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Dalveen Public Hall, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015

St Barnabas Anglican Church holds a service on the 4th Sunday of each month.[10]

The Dalveen public hall and Dalveen State School are both in Pine Crescent.[14]

The Southern Downs Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Dalveen State School in Pine Crescent.[15]

The Dalveen branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association has its rooms at Cameron's Corner on the Old Stanthorpe Road.[16]


Railway bridge on the Southern line over Old Stanthorpe Road at Cherry Gully, 2015

The New England Highway passes north-south through Dalveen.[14]

The Southern railway line passes through Dalveen; the hilly terrain necessitated two tunnels known as the Dalveen Tunnel and the Cherry Gully Tunnel and a rail bridge over Old Stanthorpe Road.[14] The line is no longer in active service.

Notable residents


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dalveen (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Maranoa". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 December 2013. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Bureau of Meteorology max
  4. ^ a b "Dalveen - town in Southern Downs Region (entry 9256)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Dalveen - locality in Southern Downs Region (entry 45919)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Agency ID 5156, Dalveen State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  9. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ a b Spence, Kay. "Dalveen 4374". Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dalveen (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ "Braeside Homestead (entry 602351)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Dalveen Tunnel (entry 601519)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  14. ^ a b c "Dalveen, Queensland". Google Maps. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Library Details". Southern Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Branch locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

External links

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