Eudlo, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Eudlo is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°43′34″S 152°57′32″E / 26.7261°S 152.9588°E / -26.7261; 152.9588 (Eudlo (town centre))Coordinates: 26°43′34″S 152°57′32″E / 26.7261°S 152.9588°E / -26.7261; 152.9588 (Eudlo (town centre))
Population1,117 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density55.30/km2 (143.2/sq mi)
Area20.2 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Buderim
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Eudlo:
Landers Shoot Palmwoods Chevallum
Montville Eudlo Ilkley
Balmoral Ridge Diamond Valley Mooloolah Valley

Eudlo is a rural town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Eudlo had a population of 1,117 people.[1]


Eudlo Creek rises in the south west of Eudlo. Also in the areas is Mossy Bank Mountain, a summit along an easterly protruding spur of the Blackall Range.


Logging in Eudlo, circa 1905
View over the Eudlo railway station, 1907

The name of Eudlo originated from the local Aboriginal term for the fresh water eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).[4]

Cattlemen and timbergetters came to the area from the 1860s, but land was not made available for agricultural selection until the 1880s. The first selector was James Steele in 1887.[citation needed]

In 1891, the section of the North Coast railway line from Landsborough to Yandina was opened. It brought closer settlement to the whole district, and facilitated the transport of passengers, timber, fruit and produce.[citation needed]

Eudlo Post Office opened on 1 March 1891.[5]

A sawmill was built at Eudlo and large quantities of timber from the Blackall Range, and surrounding forests, were either treated at the mill or railed to other centres. The timber industry was the means of livelihood for the early settlers. Eudlo was later settled in 1892 and still remains as an historic town.[citation needed]

Eudlo State School was opened on 6 September 1897.[6]

In 1974, the Chenrezig Institute was opened and remains the largest Tibetan Buddhist retreat in the Western world.[citation needed]

At the 2011 census, the locality of Eudlo recorded a population of 1,128.[7]

In the 2016 census, the locality of Eudlo had a population of 1,117 people.[1]


Eudlo State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls on the corner of Highlands Road and Rosebed Street (26°43′35″S 152°57′29″E / 26.7264°S 152.9581°E / -26.7264; 152.9581 (Eudlo State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 58 students with 10 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 69 students with 9 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[11]

There are no secondary schools in Eudlo. The nearest government secondary schools are Nambour State College in Nambour to the north and Maleny State High School in Maleny to the south-west.[12]


The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Community Hall at Rosebed Street.[13]


The area around Eudlo is situated in the green hills within the valley of the Blackall Ranges. The town centre close to the railway station features a memorial hall, general store and Sweethearts Cafe. West of Eudlo lies the Chenrezig Institute, the western world's largest Tibetan Buddhist retreat and meditation centre.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Eudlo (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Eudlo – town in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 11909)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Eudlo – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49684)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Place Name Origins – Maroochy Shire Council". Maroochy Shire. 2006. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006.
  5. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eudlo (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Eudlo State School". Eudlo State School. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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