Bongaree, Queensland

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Bribie IslandQueensland
Bongaree is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°04′53″S 153°09′48″E / 27.08139°S 153.16333°E / -27.08139; 153.16333Coordinates: 27°04′53″S 153°09′48″E / 27.08139°S 153.16333°E / -27.08139; 153.16333
Population6,947 (2016 census)[1]
Location51 km (32 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal Division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Bongaree:
Pumicestone Passage Bellara Woorim
Pumicestone Passage Bongaree Woorim
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Bongaree is a suburb of Bribie Island in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. In the 2006 census, the suburb recorded a population of 6,524 people, with a median age of 62 years.[3]


The suburb is named after the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree.[2]

The Bribie Island library opened at Bongaree in 1976 with a major refurbishment in 2016.[4]


In the 2006 census, Bongaree recorded a population of 6,524 people, 53.4% female and 46.6% male.

The median age of the Bongaree population was 62 years, 25 years above the national median of 37. Children under 15 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 44.8% of the population.

74% of people living in Bongaree were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.1%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 1%, Netherlands 0.9%, Germany 0.6%.

90.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Thai.


Bribie Island State School,[5] and Bribie Island State High School,[6] are both located on First Avenue in Bongaree.


The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a library service at 1 Welsby Parade.[7]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bongaree (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bongaree (entry 45493)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bongaree (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 December 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17". Public Libraries Connect. November 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ Bribie Island State School Website
  6. ^ Bribie Island State High School Website
  7. ^ "Bribie Island Library". Public Libraries Connect.