Federal, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Federal is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°23′53″S 152°48′32″E / 26.398°S 152.809°E / -26.398; 152.809Coordinates: 26°23′53″S 152°48′32″E / 26.398°S 152.809°E / -26.398; 152.809
Population 320 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4568
Location 36 km (22 mi) W of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Nicklin, Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay

Federal is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland region of Queensland, Australia. It is located near the towns of Cooran and Pomona. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region). At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 320.[1]

Skyring Creek, a tributary of the Mary River forms part of the northwest boundary. Federal is traversed by the Bruce Highway. The highway has seen two recent upgrade both to the north and south of Federal each costing more than $500 million each.[2][3]


Education is provided by Federal State School, a primary school that is located on Middle Creek Road. Established in 1910, the school educates around 100 pupils.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Federal (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bruce Highway Upgrade (Cooroy to Curra): Section A (Cooroy to Federal)". Department of Transport and Main Roads. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade: Section B (Federal to Traveston)". Department of Transport and Main Roads. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.