|Population||1,094 (2016 census)|
|• Density||9.900/km2 (25.642/sq mi)|
|Area||110.5 km2 (42.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Burdekin|
Brandon is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Brandon had a population of 1,094 people.
Brandon was surveyed as a site for a township in 1882 and the first allotments were sold later that year. The town is named after Henry Brandon a sugar pioneer in the Mackay and Lower Burdekin regions. Henry Brandon was also the son-in-law of the colonist, Korah Halcomb Wills.
Brandon Post Office opened on 6 September 1883.
Brandon Provisional School opened in the town on 9 April 1888. It became Brandon State School on 11 July 1898.
Kalamia State School opened beside the Kalamia Sugar Mill on 18 July 1928.
At the 2006 census, Brandon had a population of 783.
In the 2011 census, Brandon had a population of 1,267 people.
In the 2016 census, Brandon had a population of 1,094 people.
Brandon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Brandon is a sugarcane growing area with underground water supplies to irrigate crops. Wilmar Sugar Australia operates two sugar mills in Brandon, the Kalamia Sugar Mill in the north-east of the locality on Lilliesmere Road beside the Lilliesmere Lagoon () and the Pioneer Sugar Mill in the west of the locality on Pioneer Mill Road ( ).
Brandon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Drysdale Street (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 45 students with 4 teachers and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).
Kalamia State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Lilliesmere Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 14 students with 1 teacher and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).
There are no secondary schools in Brandon. The nearest government secondary school is Ayr State High School in neighbouring Ayr to the east.