Bellmere, Queensland

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Bellmere State School, 2022
Bellmere is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°04′53″S 152°54′11″E / 27.0813°S 152.9030°E / -27.0813; 152.9030 (Bellmere (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°04′53″S 152°54′11″E / 27.0813°S 152.9030°E / -27.0813; 152.9030 (Bellmere (centre of locality))
Population5,863 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density247.4/km2 (640.7/sq mi)
Area23.7 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Bellmere:
Wamuran Moodlu Caboolture
Wamuran Bellmere Caboolture South
Rocksberg Upper Caboolture Morayfield

Bellmere is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Bellmere had a population of 5,863 people.[1]


The Caboolture River forms part of the southern boundary and all of the south-eastern. Wararba Creek forms the eastern boundary before flowing into the Caboolture River in the south-east.[3]

The D'Aguilar Highway passes to the north-east.

Located to the west of the centre of Caboolture, it is essentially a suburb of that town.


It has been claimed that Bellmere was named after local landowner Arthur John Bell.[4]

Bellmere State School opened on 14 July 1913 but closed in 1936.[5][6]

In the 2011 census, Bellmere recorded a population of 5,540 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.[7] The median age of the Bellmere population was 30 years, 7 years below the national median of 37. 76.5% of people living in Bellmere were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.6%, England 4.5%, Philippines 0.8%, Korea, Republic of 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%. 89.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Samoan, 0.6% Korean, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Tongan.[7]

A new Bellemere State School opened in January 2016.[8] Its working title was Caboolture West State School.[8]

In the 2016 census, Bellmere had a population of 5,863 people.[1]


Bellmere State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 176 Dobson Lane (27°05′37″S 152°54′57″E / 27.0936°S 152.9158°E / -27.0936; 152.9158 (Bellmere State School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 553 students with 39 teachers (35 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

There are no secondary schools in Bellmere. The nearest government secondary schools are Tullawong State High School in neighbouring Caboolture to the north-east and Morayfield State High School in Morayfield to the south-east.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bellmere (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bellmere – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45363)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ Google (15 September 2021). "Bellmere, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  4. ^ "IT MEANT MORE THAN THE HOLIDAYS". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 10 December 1954. p. 11. Archived from the original on 21 May 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Agency ID 8866, Bellmere State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  6. ^ "STATE SCHOOLS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 27 June 1913. p. 8. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bellmere". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b "Register of Recent School Openings, Closures and Name Changes". Queensland Government (Excel spreadsheet). Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  9. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Bellmere State School". Bellmere State School. 13 May 2019. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  11. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 May 2022.

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