Bonogin, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Bonogin General Store.jpg
Bonogin General Store, 2012
Bonogin is located in Queensland
Coordinates28°08′07″S 153°21′30″E / 28.1352°S 153.3583°E / -28.1352; 153.3583 (Bonogin (centre of locality))Coordinates: 28°08′07″S 153°21′30″E / 28.1352°S 153.3583°E / -28.1352; 153.3583 (Bonogin (centre of locality))
Population4,573 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density118.17/km2 (306.0/sq mi)
Area38.7 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Mudgeeraba
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Bonogin:
Mudgeeraba Mudgeeraba Reedy Creek
Austinville Bonogin Tallebudgera Valley
Austinville Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Valley

Bonogin is a rural hinterland locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,573 people.[1]


Bonogin is on the edge of the Gold Coast hinterland.[3] 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.[5]

European settlement commenced in the 1870s. The early industries were timber cutting and dairying. Later bananas were grown.[5]

Approval was given to establish a school in 1913.[6] Bonogin Creek State School opened on 7 July 1913. There were closures due to teacher shortages in 1917 and 1921. The school finally closed on 30 March 1924.[5][7] The school building was relocated to Wunburra (near Springbrook) in 1934.[8]

In the 1980s, some of the farms were subdivided to form acreage residential developments.[5]

In the 2011 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,182. people[9][4]

In the 2016 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,573 people.[1]

Bonogin Creek[edit]

Part of the City of Gold Coast's 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.[10]


The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Davenport Park on Bonogin Road East.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonogin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bonogin – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46030)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ Gold Coast Suburb Guide – Bonogin, QLD, 4213 Archived 6 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b Bonogin Demographics (QLD) Local Stats Archived 26 March 2022 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "Bonogin History". History of our suburbs. City of Gold Coast Council. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  6. ^ "CLASSIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERS OF STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 29 March 1913. p. 14. Archived from the original on 21 May 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "PUBLIC WORKS". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 August 1934. p. 23. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bonogin (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Bonogin Bushcare Group". Gold Coast Parks. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

External links[edit]

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