Federal, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Federal is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°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
Population320 (2011 census)[1]
Location36 km (22 mi) W of Noosa Heads
LGA(s)Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal Division(s)Wide Bay

Federal is a locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland region of Queensland, Australia.[2] 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).[2] 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 of the locality. Federal is traversed by the Bruce Highway. The highway has seen two recent upgrades - one to the north and one to the south of Federal - costing more than $500 million each.[3][4]


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.


The Shire of Noosa operates a mobile library on a weekly schedule at the Federal school during the school terms.[5] Social life centres on the Federal Hall.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Federal (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Federal - locality in the Shire of Noosa (entry 49647)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Bruce Highway Upgrade (Cooroy to Curra): Section A (Cooroy to Federal)". Department of Transport and Main Roads. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade: Section B (Federal to Traveston)". Department of Transport and Main Roads. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Noosa Mobile Library - Mobile Stops - Noosa Mobile Hours". Shire of Noosa. Retrieved 19 January 2018.