Karalee, Queensland

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Karalee is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°33′31″S 152°49′15″E / 27.5586°S 152.8208°E / -27.5586; 152.8208Coordinates: 27°33′31″S 152°49′15″E / 27.5586°S 152.8208°E / -27.5586; 152.8208
Population4,352 (2016 census)[1]
Location30 km (19 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Karalee:
Karana Downs Mount Crosby Anstead
Karalee Barellan Point
North Tivoli Riverview Riverview

Karalee is a rural residential suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Karalee had a population of 4352 people.[1]


The suburb of Karalee is bordered by Brisbane River to the north and north-east and by the Bremer River to the south.[4]


Karalee was first named by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 September 1973. The name Karalee is an Aboriginal word meaning 'pretty hill beside the water'.[5]

Karalee State School opened on 25 January 1985.[6]


Karalee State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 77 Arthur Summervilles Road (27°33′45″S 152°49′31″E / 27.5626°S 152.8254°E / -27.5626; 152.8254 (Karalee State School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 566 students with 35 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 22 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[9] The school includes a special education program.[7]

Karalee State School has three houses: Nowra, Kalara and Summerville.[10]


Karalee has one shopping village with a Woolworths, a Coles, a newsagent and other stores. Karalee has a scouts base, a rugby league team, a swimming club and a tennis club.

The Ipswich City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits the shopping centre.[11]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Karalee (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Karalee – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45054)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Karalee and Barellan Point". Queensland Places. University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Indigenous Place Names" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. p. 1. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Karalee State School". Archived from the original on 24 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Karalee SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ipswich Libraries: Mobile library schedule of stops - January to June 2018" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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