Ballandean is a small town and locality in the Granite Belt Region of the Southern Downs, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 467. The town has a number of nearby vineyards which attracted tourists to the area.
Ballandean has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of Ballandean: Ballandean Homestead
The man-made Ballandean Pyramid was constructed by Ken Stubberfield as a way to dispose of excess granite on his farm and is an unusual sight in Queensland.
The Balladean railway station is a well-known landmark on the New England Highway due to The Big Dinosaur
in front of it, nicknamed the Fruitisforus (Fruit-is-for-us). The dinosaur was originally constructed for a float in the 1998 Apple and Grape Festival. After the festival, the community placed it in front of the railway station to get passing traffic to stop and buy fruit for a community fundraiser. It proved so popular that it was reinforced with fibregrass and painted and made a permanent roadside feature. It is 6.7 metres (22 ft) long and 2.1 metres (6 ft 11 in) high.