Ormeau, Queensland

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Ormeau
Gold CoastQueensland
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014.JPG
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014
Population 12,439 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4208
Location 49 km (30 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Albert, Coomera
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Ormeau:
Yatala Stapylton Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Hills Pimpama

Ormeau is a hinterland town on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Ormeau was originally a French name which means ‘young elm’. It came from Ormeau House the estate of Major A. J. Boyd, a sugar planter of the 1860s.

The Darlington Park Raceway, which was located here and once used for an assignment on the third season of The Mole, was shut down in 2005 after complaints from the local council.

Location[edit]

Ormeau is located in the northern Gold Coast, approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Surfers Paradise, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south of Brisbane.

Schools[edit]

  • Ormeau State Primary
  • Norfolk Village State Primary School
  • Livingstone Christian College
  • Ormeau Woods State High School

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Ormeau Shearers is the local rugby league club who play home games at Ormeau Oval.

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°47′S 153°16′E / 27.783°S 153.267°E / -27.783; 153.267