Clagiraba, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Little Clagiraba Reserve at Clagiraba, Queensland.jpg
Little Clagiraba Reserve, 2016
Clagiraba is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°59′42″S 153°14′39″E / 27.9950°S 153.2441°E / -27.9950; 153.2441Coordinates: 27°59′42″S 153°14′39″E / 27.9950°S 153.2441°E / -27.9950; 153.2441
Population601 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density21.62/km2 (55.99/sq mi)
Area27.8 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Clagiraba:
Tamborine Mountain Guanaba Mount Nathan
Witheren Clagiraba Mount Nathan
Witheren Lower Beechmont Advancetown

Clagiraba is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Clagiraba had a population of 601 people.[1]


Clagiraba is 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast's hinterland.

It is nestled between Mount Nathan and Witheren and also encompasses the southern end of Tamborine Mountain. Though zoned rural, it is a comparatively short (15 minute) drive to more populous suburbs such as Nerang, Oxenford and Pacific Pines. It is approximately a 30-minute drive to many of the Gold Coast region's beach destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the Spit.

Road infrastructure[edit]

Beaudesert-Nerang Road (State Route 90) runs through from east to south-west. Nerang–Murwillumbah Road (State Route 97) runs along a part of the south-eastern boundary.[3]


Clagiraba is named from Clagiraba Creek, a tributary of the Coomera River. The name Clagiraba is derived from the indigenous name 'Kalagareebah' meaning young or single men's ground. This was a region where young indigenous men were taken during their initiation ceremony.

Clagiraba is also home to Miss Universe Australia 2010, Jesinta Campbell, who placed second runner up.

At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 561.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Clagiraba (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Clagiraba – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46038)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ Google (25 February 2022). "Clagiraba" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clagiraba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

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