Kulpi is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Kulpi had a population of 77 people.[1]


Kulpi is on the Darling Downs, 194 kilometres (121 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane.[4]


The site of the town of Kulpi was part of a selection made by Fred Beckmann from the Rosalie Plains pastoral run. Beckman built two establishments, the Pioneer Hotel and a store which formed the centre of the town. The settlement was originally known as Rosalie, however the name was soon changed to Kulpi, to avoid confusion with the Rosalie Plains Homestead, which was a small town in itself.[5]

The town takes its name from its railway station name assigned o 9 January 1913 by the Queensland Railways Department. It is an reportedly an Aboriginal word meaning box tree[2][6] or charred logs.[5]

Kulpi State School opened on 9 August 1915.[7]


Library services in Kulpi are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Kulpi State School on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.[8]


Kulpi State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 9 Beckman Street (27°11′11″S 151°42′00″E / 27.1865°S 151.6999°E / -27.1865; 151.6999 (Kulpi State School)).[9][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 16 students with 3 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[11]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kulpi (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Kulpi - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 18583)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Kulpi - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 49219)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Where is". Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b Beal, Diana J. (Diana Joy); Phipps, Ross; Rosalie (Qld.). Council (1979). Rosalie Shire Council : The first one hundred years, 1879-1979. Rosalie Shire Council. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  6. ^ "SKETCHER". The Queenslander (2456). Queensland, Australia. 11 April 1914. p. 8. Retrieved 28 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  9. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Kulpi State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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