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Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools

The Department provides a Register of Recent School Openings, Closures and Name Changes (XLS, 75 KB) External Link which contains data for Queensland schools from 1999 to date.

The table below contains historical details of school openings, closings and name changes prior to 1999. The information in the table below has been updated to January 2013, using information obtained from the Department's Register.

Note: While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee that the table below is definitive or complete.

Key:
EDU - State education facility
NSS - Non-state facility
CBC - Christian Brothers College
MOTHBALLED is effectively a closed centre. However, assets will be retained and school may possibly open in the future if found to be viable.

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Name of school Type Opening date Closing date Notes
Babinda State School EDU 4/11/1914    
Back Plains State School EDU 8/12/1879    
Badu Island State School EDU 29/01/1905    
Bajool State School EDU 12/03/1888    
Baking Board State School EDU 25/05/1909 1961  
Balaclava State School EDU 2/02/1954    
Bald Hills State School EDU 24/09/1866    
Bald Ridge School EDU 17/06/1912 1926  
Balfe's Creek State School EDU   1967  
Ballandean State School EDU 18/01/1909    
Balmoral State High School EDU 3/02/1958   A Gateway* school.
Balnagowan State School EDU 6/02/1950 24/01/1977  
Bamaga State High School EDU 30/01/1973 9/12/1994  
Bamaga State School EDU 28/01/1964   Change of name 23/03/2005. Became Northern Peninsula Area State College
Bambaroo State School EDU 3/11/1924    
Ban Ban Springs State School EDU   1965  
Banana State School EDU 18/09/1871    
Bancroft State School EDU 23/10/1922 31/12/1998  
Bank's Pocket State School EDU   1959  
Banksia Beach State School EDU 28/01/1992    
Banyo State High School EDU 2/02/1954 31/12/2002 Amalgamation of Banyo State High School and Nudgee State School to form Earnshaw State College
Bapaume State School EDU 28/01/1925 10/12/1982  
Barakula State School EDU 25/07/1912 31/12/1982 School closed 05/06/1933. School reopened 13/09/1943.
Baralaba State School EDU 19/08/1918    
Barambah Creek State School EDU   1953  
Barcaldine State School EDU 4/07/1887    
Bardon State Infants School EDU   1958  
Bardon State School EDU 27/01/1948    
Bargara State School EDU 20/03/1893    
Bariveloe State School EDU   1947  
Barker's Creek State School EDU   1954  
Barkly Highway State School EDU 27/01/1959    
Barlil State School EDU   1963  
Barlow Special School EDU 1/01/1986 2/01/1986  
Barmoya Central State School EDU 28/08/1918 31/12/1959 Change of name 1936. Became Wattlebank State School.
Barmoya East State School EDU 31/08/1911 4/07/1969  
Barmoya State School EDU      
Barney View State School EDU   1961  
Barolin State School EDU   4/02/1974  
Baroona Special School EDU 1/01/1868 16/06/1995  
Barramundi Tent School EDU 1920 1936 Change of name 1924. Became Komine State School.
Barrett Adolescent Centre Special School EDU 29/01/1985   Type change 6/04/2010. Now classified as a Special Purpose School (SPS)
Barrine State School EDU 1909 1958 Change of name 1911. Formerly Boar Pocket State School.
Bartle Frere State School EDU 30/01/1922    
Basin State School EDU   1957  
Bathampton State School EDU   1950  
Bauhinia State School EDU 20/03/1967    
Bauple State School EDU 8/07/1901    
Bayside Christian Academy NSS 1/01/1992 15/03/1995  
Bay View State School EDU 1/01/2010   (Initial working name New School - Thornlands South)
Beachmere State School EDU 28/01/1986    
Beaconsfield State School EDU 1/01/1999    
Beardmore State School EDU 29/08/1960 12/12/1997  
Beatrice Creek State School EDU   30/04/1971  
Beaudesert State High School EDU 29/01/1963    
Beaudesert State School EDU 20/03/1882    
Bedourie State School EDU 16/05/1960    
Beechmont Lower State School EDU   1967  
Beechmont State School EDU 15/08/1904    
Beenam Range State School EDU   1965  
Beenleigh Special School EDU 1/01/1981    
Beenleigh State High School EDU 29/01/1963    
Beenleigh State School EDU 6/02/1871    
Beerburrum State School EDU 22/04/1918    
Beeron Road State School EDU 5/09/1927 11/12/1987  
Beerwah State High School EDU 1/01/1992    
Beerwah State School EDU 26/11/1888    
Begonia State School EDU 25/01/1970    
Belah State School EDU 19/07/1915 29/01/1962 Became Belah State School January 1935. Formerly Blackwood State School.
Belgian Gardens State School EDU 4/07/1887    
Bell State School EDU 4/11/1907    
Bellenden Ker State School EDU 14/08/1922    
Bellevue Park State School EDU 24/01/1983    
Belli Park State School EDU   1963  
Bellthorpe State School EDU 22/04/1919 23/04/1969  
Bellthorpe West State School EDU 14/06/1954 28/01/1969  
Belmont State School EDU 5/06/1876    
Ben Dor State School EDU   1958  
Benair State School EDU 31/07/1911 9/12/1977  
Benaraby State School EDU 12/07/1886    
Benarkin State School EDU 4/07/1910    
Bendoba School EDU     Amalgamated with Gunnewin Part-Time School to become Gunnewin School in March 1922
Bengalia State School EDU   1958  
Bengalla State School EDU   1948  
Bennett Provisional School EDU   1961  
Benowa State High School EDU 29/01/1980    
Benowa State School EDU 21/09/1885    
Bentley Park College EDU 22/01/1998   Change of name 22/01/1998. Bentley Park State School added secondary component to become Bentley Park College (P-12) 1/01/2000
Bentley Park State School EDU   22/01/1998 Change of name 22/01/1998. Bentley Park State School added secondary component to become Bentley Park College (P-12)
Berajondo State School EDU   1965 School closed 1953 and subsequently reopened.
Berat State School EDU 15/06/1887 09/10/1944 Change of name 1907. Formerly Dalrymple Creek Provisional School. Became Forest Plains State School. Change of name 1914. Became Berat State School.
Bergen State School EDU 03/08/1896 31/12/1969  
Berndale State School EDU   1956  
Berrembea State School EDU   1967  
Berrinba East State School EDU 24/01/1977    
Berserker Street State Infants School EDU 18/02/1957 1/07/1994  
Berserker Street State School EDU 30/01/1917    
Bethania Lutheran Primary School NSS 27/01/1976    
Bethany Lutheran Primary School (Raceview) NSS 2/02/1982    
Biboohra State School EDU 20/01/1902    
Biddaddaba Creek State School EDU   1959  
Biddeston State School EDU 14/10/1919    
Biggenden State School EDU 9/05/1892    
Biggera Waters State School EDU 27/01/1970    
Biloela State High School EDU 29/01/1963    
Biloela State School EDU 22/06/1925    
Bingera Railway Station State School EDU   1963  
Bingera South State School EDU   1965  
Bingham Road State School EDU   1960  
Binjour Plateau State School EDU 15/09/1913    
Birdsville State School EDU 14/08/1899   School closed 1948 and subsequently reopened.
Birkdale South State School EDU 25/01/1982    
Birkdale State School EDU 27/11/1916    
Birralee Special School EDU 1/01/1986 28/07/1986  
Black Independent School NSS 31/12/1899 1/01/1983  
Black Jack State School EDU   1949  
Black Mountain State School EDU 21/07/1913 31/12/1961  
Blackall Range Independent School (Nambour) NSS 2/02/1975    
Blackall State School EDU 10/09/1877    
Blackbutt State School EDU 20/01/1896    
Blackheath & Thornburgh College (Charters Towers) NSS 1/06/1919    
Blackstone State School EDU 17/01/1887 31/12/2009  
Blackwater North State School EDU 30/01/1979    
Blackwater State High School EDU 30/01/1973    
Blackwater State School EDU 21/11/1877    
Blackwood State School EDU 19/07/1915 29/01/1962 Change of name January 1935. Became Belah State School.
Blair Athol State School EDU 6/11/1893 31/12/1974  
Blair State School EDU 26/03/1917    
Blanchview State School EDU   1965  
Blantyre State School EDU   31/12/1969  
Blenheim State School EDU 7/04/1879    
Bli Bli State School EDU 2/04/1901    
Bloomfield River State School EDU 16/07/1952    
Bloomsbury State School EDU 16/05/1927    
Blue Mountain State School EDU 00/07/1943 00/12/1963 School closed 00/04/1948 - 00/12/1951.
Bluewater State School EDU 3/06/1957    
Bluff State School EDU 4/06/1907    
Blythedale School EDU 01/03/1914 16/03/1914  
Blyth's Creek School EDU 21/01/1901 10/09/1914  
Boar Pocket State School EDU 1909   Change of name 1911. Became Barrine State School
Boat Mountain State School EDU   1954  
Bogantungan State School EDU 19/03/1883 11/08/1972 School closed 17/07/1955 and subsequently reopened 04/02/1957.
Bohlevale State School EDU 20/11/1911    
Bokarina State School EDU 27/01/1987    
Bollon State School EDU 27/07/1885    
Bona Vista State School EDU   1964  
Boney Creek School EDU June 1912 28/02/1922  
Bongeen State School EDU 4/05/1939 31/12/2005 Mothballed 31/12/2005. Mothballed prior to closure. Finalised 31/12/2006
Bonnie Doon School EDU 1916 31/12/1932 Change of name 1922. Amalgamated with Hutton Park and became Strathmore school.
Bony Mountain State School EDU   30/03/1972  
Boodua State School EDU   1963  
Boogan State School EDU 11/07/1929 14/12/1979  
Booie State School EDU   1963  
Booinbah State School EDU   1957  
Boolboonda State School EDU   9/02/1973  
Boolburra State School EDU 31/08/1874 22/04/1926  
Boompa State School EDU   1963  
Boonah State High School EDU 25/01/1965    
Boonah State School EDU 15/07/1878    
Boonara State School EDU   1964  
Boonarga State School EDU 1893 1954 School formerly known as Hilltop
Boondall State School EDU 6/04/1925    
Boondooma State School EDU 3/09/1923 31/12/1999  
Boonooroo State School EDU   1961  
Boonyouin State School EDU 1924 1953 School closed 1945 and reopened 1946. It closed for 1948 and reopened 1949.
Booroobin State School EDU   1953  
Booubyjan State School EDU 15/10/1934 11/12/1987  
Booyal Central State School EDU 20/11/1916    
Boreen Junction State School EDU 1898 15/06/1947  
Boronia Heights State School EDU 29/01/1990    
Bororen State School EDU 22/01/1900    
Borumba Dam State School EDU   1964  
Bouldercombe State School EDU 14/08/1871    
Boulia State School EDU 7/10/1889    
Bounty Boulevard State School EDU 1/01/2009    
Bowen Hills Special School EDU 1/01/1986 11/12/1987  
Bowen State High School EDU 23/01/1961    
Bowen State School EDU 3/04/1865    
Bowenville State School EDU 21/06/1898    
Boyne Island State School EDU 27/01/1953    
Boyneside State School EDU   1969  
Boynewood State School EDU 2/02/1915    
Boys' Town (Beaudesert) NSS 1/01/1961 29/12/2004  
Bracewell State School EDU 5/07/1915 30/06/2000  
Bracken Ridge State High School EDU     Change of name/ 25/09/2000. Formerly Nashville State High School
Bracken Ridge State School EDU 26/08/1957    
Braemeadows State School EDU   1969  
Braeside State School EDU   1950  
Branch View State School EDU   1966  
Brandon State School EDU 9/04/1888    
Branyan Road State School EDU 14/04/1905    
Brassall State School EDU 10/09/1894    
Bray Park State High School EDU 27/01/1987    
Bray Park State School EDU 31/01/1973    
Breakfast Creek State School EDU   1961  
Bremer State High School EDU 26/01/1959   A Gateway* school.
Bribie Island State High School EDU 23/01/1989    
Bribie Island State School EDU 4/02/1924    
Bridgewater School (Nerang) NSS 1/01/1996 16/02/1996  
Brigalow State School EDU 24/02/1908   School closed 31/07/1908 and reopened 1910.
Bright Horizons Special School EDU 1/01/1986 9/12/1988  
Brightley State School EDU 23/02/1925 9/12/1988  
Brighton State School EDU 27/01/1920    
Brightview State School EDU   1962  
Brightwater State School EDU 1/01/2012  
Brigidine College (Indooroopilly) NSS 1/01/1929    
Brigooda State School EDU   1965  
Bringalilly South State School EDU 01/04/1940 03/03/1967  
Bringalily State School EDU 13/02/1934 23/07/1965  
Brisbane Adventist College NSS 1/01/1999    
Brisbane Adventist College Primary Campus NSS 25/01/1966 31/12/1998  
Brisbane Adventist College Secondary Campus NSS 1/01/1973 31/12/1998  
Brisbane Bayside State College EDU     Formerly Wynnum North State High School. Relocated and became Brisbane Bayside State College on 01/01/2010.
Brisbane Boys' College (Toowong) NSS 1/02/1902    
Brisbane Central State School EDU 25/01/1875    
Brisbane Girls' Grammar School NSS 15/03/1875    
Brisbane Grammar School NSS 29/02/1868    
Brisbane Independent School (Kenmore) NSS 19/08/1968    
Brisbane Muslim School (Buranda) NSS 1/01/2002    
Brisbane Muslim School (Durack) NSS 11/03/2005    
Brisbane North Intermediate School EDU   1953  
Brisbane School of Distance Education EDU 1/07/1989   Change of name 01/07/1989. Formerly 3 schools: Primary Correspondence School, Secondary Correspondence School and Preschool Correspondence School Preschool Correspondence School
Brisbane South Intermediate School EDU   1953  
Brisbane South State School EDU   1963  
Brisbane State High School EDU 4/07/1921   A Gateway* school.
Brisbane West Suburbs Education Centre NSS   20/07/1992  
Brisbane Youth Detention Centre School EDU 1/01/2001   Amalgamation of John Oxley School and Sir Leslie Wilson School to form Brisbane Youth Detention Centre School. Change of name 21/05/2001. Became Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre
Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre EDU 21/05/2001   Change of name 21/05/2001. Formerly Brisbane Youth Detention Centre School
Broadbeach State School EDU 16/05/1960    
Broadwater State School EDU 17/11/1903    
Bromelton State School EDU   1953  
Brookfield State School EDU 27/03/1871    
Brooklands State School EDU 25/01/1915 29/06/1973 Change of name 1971. Formerly Middle Creek State School.
Brook's Road State School EDU   1954  
Brookstead State School EDU 25/01/1915    
Brooloo State School EDU   31/12/1970  
Brooweena State School EDU 21/03/1904    
Brovinia Creek State School EDU 16/07/1945 31/12/1969  
Brovinia State School EDU      
Brownlea State School EDU   1952  
Browns Plains State High School EDU 29/01/1985    
Browns Plains State School EDU 24/01/1983    
Broxburn State School EDU   1959  
Bryden State School EDU   1963  
Buaraba State School EDU   1966  
Bucasia State School EDU 29/01/1985    
Bucca State School EDU   1964  
Buckland State School EDU   1959  
Bucklands State School EDU 1909 1959  
Buddina State School EDU 30/01/1979    
Buderim Mountain State School EDU 5/07/1875    
Budgee State School EDU   1965  
Bugandan State School EDU   1966  
Builyan State School EDU 4/12/1922    
Bukali State School EDU   1963  
Bulimba State School EDU 16/07/1866    
Bullyard State School EDU 20/05/1901    
Bundaberg Central State School EDU 25/01/1926    
Bundaberg Centre for Continuing Secondary Education EDU 1/01/1992 27/01/2005  
Bundaberg Christian College NSS 1/01/1996    
Bundaberg East State School EDU 1/07/1886    
Bundaberg North State High School EDU 29/01/1974    
Bundaberg North State School EDU 27/09/1875    
Bundaberg Seventh Day Adventist Primary School NSS 24/01/1983    
Bundaberg South State School EDU 11/05/1891    
Bundaberg Special School EDU 1/01/1970    
Bundaberg State High School EDU 22/01/1912    
Bundaberg West State School EDU 25/01/1926    
Bundamba State High School EDU 27/01/1970   Change of name 01/01/2003. Became Bundamba State Secondary College
Bundamba State School EDU 5/02/1873    
Bundamba State Secondary College EDU     Change of name 01/01/2003. Formerly Bundamba State High School
Bunerba State School EDU 6/03/1922 13/12/1996  
Buneru State School EDU   1962  
Bungundarra State School EDU   1950  
Bungunya State School EDU 25/01/1918    
Bunjinie State School EDU   1958  
Bunjurgen State School EDU   1968  
Bunker's Hill State School EDU 1/01/1889    
Bunya State School EDU   1965  
Buranda Boys State School EDU   1967  
Buranda Girls and Infants State School EDU   1967  
Buranda School for Blind EDU   1964  
Buranda Senior Special School EDU 1/01/1967 24/05/1996  
Buranda State Infants School EDU   1963  
Buranda State School EDU 4/06/1918    
Burdekin Catholic High School NSS 1/04/1974    
Burdekin Christian College NSS 5/02/1982    
Burdekin Falls State School EDU 23/01/1984 9/12/1988  
Burdekin School EDU     Change of name 01/01/2001. Formerly Burdekin Special School
Burdekin Special School EDU 1/01/1972   Change of name 01/01/2001. Became Burdekin School.
Burke Park Special School EDU 1/01/1986 11/12/1987  
Burketown State School EDU 26/04/1888    
Burleigh Heads State Infants School EDU 23/01/1978 3/07/1989  
Burleigh Heads State School EDU 19/03/1917    
Burncluith State School EDU   1962  
Burnett Heads State School EDU 3/04/1878    
Burnett State College EDU     Change of name 03/03/2006. Formerly Gayndah State High School
Burnside State High School EDU 30/01/1979    
Burnside State School EDU 23/01/1978    
Burpengary Meadows State School EDU 1/01/2007   Change of name 4/10/2006. Formerly known as Burpengary West SS
Burpengary West State School EDU     Change of name 4/10/2006. Became Burpengary Meadows SS
Burpengary State School EDU 9/11/1876    
Burra Burri State School EDU 3/10/1918    
Burrowes State School EDU 27/01/1987    
Burton State School EDU 22/02/1900 5/12/1944  
Bushgrove State School EDU   1965  
Butchers Creek State School EDU 6/10/1913    
Bwgcolman Community School EDU 1/01/1964    
Byfield State School EDU 12/11/1923    
Bymingo State School EDU   1954  
Bymount East State School EDU 1/03/1945    
Bymount State School EDU 1/09/1927 1947  
Byrnestown Central State School EDU 20/05/1913 31/12/1970  
Byrnestown State School EDU   1970  

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