Cooloolabin, Queensland

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Cooloolabin is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°32′24″S 152°54′04″E / 26.54°S 152.9011°E / -26.54; 152.9011 (Cooloolabin (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°32′24″S 152°54′04″E / 26.54°S 152.9011°E / -26.54; 152.9011 (Cooloolabin (centre of locality))
Population257 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density7.883/km2 (20.42/sq mi)
Area32.6 km2 (12.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Cooloolabin:
Belli Park Eerwah Vale Bridges
Belli Park Cooloolabin Bridges
Gheerulla Kiamba Yandina

Cooloolabin is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Cooloolabin had a population of 257 people.[1]


Most of Cooloolabin is mountainous, densely forested and within the Mapleton National Park, including Mount Bottle and Glass (230 metres) and Swain Peak (280 metres). Only two small valleys to the south are developed as rural residential areas.[3]


Cooloolabin is an Aboriginal word meaning "place of koalas".[2]

Cooloolabin Provisional School opened in 1915. It became Cooloolabin State School on 1 September 1916. It closed in 1962.[4]

In the 2016 census Cooloolabin had a population of 257 people.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cooloolabin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cooloolabin – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49803)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0