Queenslander State Border Sign

  • Danthonia Designs were fantastic to work with throughout all stages of the project; designing, manufacturing and installing a very high quality and unique attraction which proudly welcomes visitors to our region.

    Southern Downs Regional Council

This impressive state border welcome sign marks the gateway to Queensland at the small town of Wallangarra. The sign is inspired by the rallying cry of “Queenslander, Queenslander”, made famous by Marooons rugby league legend Billy Moore, himself a Wallangarra native, who chanted it while coming down the tunnel for a State of Origin match in 1995.

Giant dimensional letters have become increasingly popular for attracting tourists to an event or destination. Danthonia took council’s idea for installing a set of letters spelling QUEENSLANDER, and created an entry statement that will not only welcome visitors to the state, but will encourage drivers to stop and take time to relax and explore the local area. The colourful shade sails create a friendly space around the sign, while the substantial concrete foundation of the sign doubles as seating for passers-byes. The curving design of the shade sails replicates the arched stilts of the iconic “Queenslander” house, adding a layer of visual familiarity to the sign.

The sign was a project of Southern Downs Regional Council and was funded by the Queensland State Government's Works for Queensland program.