Chevallum, Queensland

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Population441 (2016 census)[1]
Location96 km (60 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal Division(s)Fisher
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][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 State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 460 Chevallum Road (26°41′54″S 152°59′57″E / 26.6984°S 152.9993°E / -26.6984; 152.9993 (Chevallum State School)).[6][7] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 478 students with 41 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[8] The school includes a special education program.[6]


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. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Chevallum State School". Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. 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
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Chevallum State School". Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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