Kallangur, Queensland

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Moreton Bay RegionQueensland
Population 18,982 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4503
Location 24 km (15 mi) NNW of Brisbane central business district
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Murrumba, Kallangur
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Kallangur:
Kurwongbah Dakabin Dakabin
Petrie Kallangur North Lakes
Petrie Murrumba Downs Mango Hill

Kallangur is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is north of Brisbane, the state capital.


The area once belonged to Mrs. Griffin of Whiteside, west of Petrie, and was acquired by a Scottish migrant by the name of Thomas Petrie in 1855. The name Kallangur originates from the Aboriginal word kalangoor, meaning a goodly or satisfactory place.[3]

Kallangur grew in the early twentieth century as it was on the main road route to the Redcliffe peninsula before the construction of the Houghton Highway bridge in the 1930s. More recent development has been in response to the general housing demand in the northern growth corridor. The main thoroughfare in Kallangur is route 71, Anzac Avenue.

An ANZAC memorial gate was erected along with a bronze statue on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Goodfellows Road. The new Memorial Gardens was unveiled in front of the North's Leagues and Services Club in 2005 by the former Minister for Veterans' Affairs De-Anne Kelly.[4]


In the 2011 Census the population of Kallangur is 18,982, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.[1] The median/average age of the Kallangur population is 33 years of age, 4 years below the Australian average. 77.9% of people living in Kallangur were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.9%, England 4%, Philippines 0.7%, South Africa 0.7%, Scotland 0.5%. 90.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% Samoan, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German.[1]

Kallangur bypass[edit]

The Kallangur Bypass, also referred to as the Petrie to Mango Hill transport corridor, is a proposed infrastructure project to alleviate traffic congestion in this area. The preserved transport corridor lies adjacent to the western section of the preserved Kippa-Ring (Redcliffe) railway line.[5] The infrastructure project is a road between Petrie and Mango Hill, and is pending Queensland Transport decisions and funding.[6]


  • Kallangur State School
  • Dakabin State High School
  • Undurba State Primary School
  • Dakabin State Primary School
  • Murrumba Downs State Secondary College

Kallangur song[edit]

Although not an official song, the musical act, Jaded Cadence, has released a song about living in Kallangur,[7] including a verse about the Bruce Highway, Redcliffe, Maroochy, and Cavill Avenue.

Heritage listings[edit]

Kallangur has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kallangur (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kallangur (entry 45441)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Home (Department of Transport and Main Roads)". Mainroads.qld.gov.au. 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  6. ^ [3][dead link]
  7. ^ [4][dead link]
  8. ^ "Strathpine Honour Board (entry 600766)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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Coordinates: 27°15′S 152°59′E / 27.250°S 152.983°E / -27.250; 152.983