Chevallum, Queensland

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Population 441 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4555
Location 96 km (60 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Nicklin
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Chevallum:
Palmwoods Woombye Forest Glen
Palmwoods Chevallum Forest Glen
Palmwoods Ilkley Tanawha

Chevallum is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It had a population of 441 at the 2016 Australian Census.[1]


Part of the western boundary of the suburb is marked by the Bruce Highway. Eudlo Creek, a tributary of the Maroochy River courses through the suburb.


The name Chevallum is believed to be a corruption of local Aboriginal words "cha-balan" meaning "flat place".[2]


Chevallum State School opened on 1 November 1921.[3] It caters for student Prep to Year 6. [4] In 1924 it became a half-time school sharing a teacher with Ilkey State School. Later in 1924, it resumed as a full-time school.[5]


Chevallum is known for its strawberries and participates in the local Strawbfest. It has a local permaculture group devoted to organic and sustainable farming, which holds regular meetings at Chevallum School. Chevallum School is participating in a national educational reform called the "New Basics", which promotes "Futures Oriented" education based on active citizenship, life pathways, interaction with the environment, and communication.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chevallum (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Chevallum - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48568)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Chevallum State School". Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

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Coordinates: 26°42′S 152°59′E / 26.700°S 152.983°E / -26.700; 152.983