Diddillibah, Queensland

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Diddillibah is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°38′54″S 153°01′34″E / 26.6483°S 153.0261°E / -26.6483; 153.0261Coordinates: 26°38′54″S 153°01′34″E / 26.6483°S 153.0261°E / -26.6483; 153.0261
Population1,403 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density113.1/km2 (293.0/sq mi)
Area12.4 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Diddillibah:
Rosemount Rosemount Bli Bli
Woombye Diddillibah Maroochydore
Kiels Mountain Forest Glen Kuluin
Kunda Park

Diddillibah is a suburb of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast Region in Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Diddillibah had a population of 1,403 people.[1]


Students at Diddillibah Provisional School, circa 1891

Its name comes from a local Aboriginal word dhilla, which means "coarse grass" or "carpet snake" and ba, which means "place". Also known as the "valley of the snakes".[2][3][4]

Diddillibah Provisional School opened on 14 September 1885, becoming Diddillibah State School on 1 January 1909. It closed on 14 May 1962.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Diddillibah (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Diddillibah - locality in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48607)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ South East Queensland—Place Names Archived 21 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  4. ^ Maroochy Council—Place Name Origins Archived 10 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  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

External links[edit]

Media related to Diddillibah, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Diddillibah". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.