Dakabin, Queensland

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Moreton BayQueensland
Population3,540 (2016 census)[1]
Location26 km (16 mi) from Brisbane central business district
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Murrumba
Federal Division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Dakabin:
Narangba Narangba Narangba
Kurwongbah Dakabin North Lakes
Petrie Kallangur Kallangur

Dakabin is a locality in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of Brisbane CBD.


The western boundary is aligned with the North Coast railway line while the eastern boundary follows the Bruce Highway.


The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Aboriginal language meaning grass tree or grass root.[3]

Alma Park Zoo was a tourist attraction in Dakabin, it was a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park which contained Australian and exotic species as well as tropical gardens. The zoo relocated to The Big Pineapple on 31 March 2014.


In the 2011 census, Dakabin recorded a population of 1,447 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male.[1] The median age of the Dakabin population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in Dakabin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.5%, Scotland 0.9%, United States of America 0.8%. 92.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Auslan, 0.6% Sinhalese, 0.4% Malayalam, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% Hindi.[1]


Dakabin railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

The station is to be upgraded providing elevators for wheelchairs and bikes. Also, there will be a raised section of the platform for easier access.[4]



North Pine United Soccer Club play out of Bob Brock Park. They are currently part of the Brisbane Premier League. Bob Brock Park has two cricket fields and three soccer fields.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dakabin (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Dakabin (entry 45386)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Dakabin - Kallangur". Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Dakabin station upgrade". Queensland Rail. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Dakabin State School". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Dakabin State high School". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Principal's Welcome". Northpine Christian College. 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Bob Brock Park". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 21 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 27°14′S 152°59′E / 27.233°S 152.983°E / -27.233; 152.983