Bonogin, Queensland

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Gold Coast, QueenslandQueensland
Bonogin General Store.jpg
Bonogin General Store, 2012
Population4,573 (2016 census)[1]
Location81 km (50 mi) south of Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Bonogin:
Mudgeeraba Mudgeeraba Reedy Creek
Austinville Bonogin Tallebudgera Valley
Austinville Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Valley

Bonogin is a hinterland locality of City of Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia.[2] According to the 2011 census it had a population of 4,182.[3][4] It is on the edge of the Gold Coast hinterland.[5] It is about 81 kilometres (50 mi) away from Brisbane.[4]


The origin of name is not known, but it is speculated that it is derived from the Aboriginal word Boonoo meaning red bloodwood.[6]

European settlement commenced in the 1870s. The early industries were timber cutting and dairying. Later bananas were grown.[6]

Approval was given to establish a school in 1913.[7] However, it closed before 1924[6] and its building was relocated to Wanburra in 1934.[8]

In the 1980s, some of the farms were subdivided to form acreage residential developments.[6]

Bonogin Creek[edit]

Part of the City of Gold Coasts Beaches to Bushland volunteer restoration program includes Bonogin Creek. The primary tributary of the creek begins in the Gold Coast hinterland. A hinterland regional park bushcare group was established in 1999 to address conservation of local plant species and also attempt to restore natural habitat of the creek. Davenport Park is a suburban park running along a lower point of the creek, within suburban Bonogin. In 2013 Bonogin Valley bushcare group formed to help with restoration of the park and creek area.[9]


The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Davenport Park on Bonogin Road East.[10]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonogin (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bonogin (entry 46030)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bonogin (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b Bonogin Demographics (QLD) Local Stats. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ Gold Coast Suburb Guide – Bonogin, QLD, 4213. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d "Bonogin History". History of our suburbs. City of Gold Coast Council. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  7. ^ "CLASSIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERS OF STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 29 March 1913. p. 14. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  8. ^ "PUBLIC WORKS". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 August 1934. p. 23. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Bonogin Bushcare Group". Gold Coast Parks. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • "Bonogin". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.

Coordinates: 28°8′31.81″S 153°20′5.11″E / 28.1421694°S 153.3347528°E / -28.1421694; 153.3347528