Although it is 100 years from when the name of the town was changed from Terrors Creek to Dayboro in 1917, its history goes back quite a bit further.  It was on 12th June 1867 that William Henry Day, then Clerk of Petty Sessions in Brisbane, made application to lease Portion 1 Parish of Samsonvale, under the Sugar and Coffee Regulations of 1864 and 1866.  Portion 1 contained an area of 667 acres (269.9 hectares) and is the block on which the majority of Dayboro township is now situated.

The Annual Dayboro Day Festival and Antiques & Collectables Fair will be held on Sunday 28th May.  The main street will be closed from 8.30am to 3.30pm.  Parking is available at the Showgrounds in Mt Mee Road.  The street parade is at 10am. Plenty of market stalls, entertainment and fun for all.

Dayboro District Historical Society’s display will be in “Dayboro Cottage”, 27 Williams Street where it runs the Dayboro Information Centre which is open daily from 10am to 3pm.

If you are descended from one of our early pioneers, you are welcome to join us in the parade but please give prior notice.

For more information contact us on or

Phone 3425 2032 or 0407 595 645

Carmel Bond, President

Dayboro District Historical Society Inc.