Balmoral Ridge, Queensland

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Balmoral Ridge
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Gerrard Lookout, 2015.jpg
Gerrard Lookout, 2015
Balmoral Ridge is located in Queensland
Balmoral Ridge
Balmoral Ridge
Coordinates26°44′37″S 152°53′30″E / 26.7436°S 152.8916°E / -26.7436; 152.8916 (Balmoral Ridge (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°44′37″S 152°53′30″E / 26.7436°S 152.8916°E / -26.7436; 152.8916 (Balmoral Ridge (centre of locality))
Population278 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density29.26/km2 (75.8/sq mi)
Area9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Balmoral Ridge:
North Maleny Montville Eudlo
North Maleny Balmoral Ridge Diamond Valley
North Maleny Maleny Bald Knob

Balmoral Ridge is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Balmoral Ridge had a population of 278 people.[1]


Balmoral Ridge is 82 kilometres (51 mi) north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.[citation needed]

In the north the locality lies adjacent to Baroon Pocket Dam. Balmoral Lookout is located on a prominent ridge of the range along Maleny Montville Road. Obi Obi Creek marks a majority of the western boundary.[citation needed]


Traditionally the district was informally known as Balmoral. However, in 1989 when the Caloundra City Council asked to make it an official place name, the Queensland Government was concerned about potential for confusion with Balmoral in the City of Brisbane and decided that it be officially named Balmoral Ridge.[3]

In the 2011 census, Balmoral Ridge recorded a population of 281 people,[4] 53.7% female and 46.3% male.[4] The median age of the Balmoral Ridge population was 55 years, 18 years above the national median of 37. 68.2% of people living in Balmoral Ridge were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.7%, New Zealand 4.3%, Scotland 1.4%, Finland 1.4%, Canada 1.1%. 87.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.8% Afrikaans, 1.8% German.[4]

In the 2016 census, Balmoral Ridge had a population of 278 people.[1]


There are two lookouts in Balmoral Ridge, both on the Maleny Montville Road:


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balmoral Ridge (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Balmoral Ridge – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48505)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Item ID3411332, Queensland Place Names Act 1988 - Approval of Place Name. - Mr W.H. Glasson". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Balmoral Ridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ a b "Tourist points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.