Kobble Creek

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Kobble Creek
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Looking across Kobble Creek towards Mount Samson
Kobble Creek is located in Queensland
Kobble Creek
Kobble Creek
Coordinates27°16′00″S 152°48′03″E / 27.2666°S 152.8008°E / -27.2666; 152.8008 (Kobble Creek (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°16′00″S 152°48′03″E / 27.2666°S 152.8008°E / -27.2666; 152.8008 (Kobble Creek (centre of locality))
Population632 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density12.177/km2 (31.54/sq mi)
Area51.9 km2 (20.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Kobble Creek:
Laceys Creek Armstrong Creek Samsonvale
Laceys Creek Kobble Creek Samsonvale
Dundas Mount Glorious Samsonvale

Kobble Creek is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Kobble Creek had a population of 632 people.[1]


Kobble Creek is situated along Mount Samson Road to the south of Dayboro, approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of the Brisbane central business district.

The south-eastern boundary of the locality is the Mount Samson Range (27°17′07″S 152°48′45″E / 27.2853°S 152.8126°E / -27.2853; 152.8126 (Mount Samson Range)).[3] The range includes Mount Kobble (27°16′34″S 152°49′33″E / 27.2761°S 152.8258°E / -27.2761; 152.8258 (Mount Kobble)) at a height of 384 metres (1,260 ft). The name Kobble is derived from the Waka language, Garumngar dialect, word kabul meaning carpet snake.[4]

The western part of the locality is mountainous and within the D'Aguilar National Park which extends further west into a number of other localities.[5]

The land use in the eastern part of the locality is a mixture of rural residential, grazing on native vegation and some cropping.[5]


The locality is named after the creek with that forms part of the catchment area of Lake Samsonvale, one of the three main water-suppliers to the metropolitan region.

Kobble Creek was, in years gone by, predominantly a dairy farming community with some banana and pineapple farming on surrounding hillsides. As a farming community, Kobble Creek supported a butter factory, primary school, and railway station, the latter two located near the site of the current Samsonvale Rural Fire Brigade. Following the forced resumption of much of the best farming land in the district to build the North Pine Dam and flood Lake Samsonvale, today the district is predominantly a rural-dormitory zone with very limited farming undertaken.

Kobble Creek Provisional School opened circa 1881. On 1 January 1909 it became Kobble Creek State School. It closed in 1954.[6]

In 1919 the Dayboro railway line reached Kobble Creek with the Kobble railway station opening on 3 November 1919; the line reached its terminus at Dayboro railway station on 25 September 1920.[7]

Kobble Creek was officially named and bounded as a locality on June 2009,[2] but was formerly part of the Samsonvale district.

At the 2011 census Kobble Creek had a population of 499 people.[8]

In the 2016 census, Kobble Creek had a population of 632 people.[1]


In the 2011 census the population of Kobble Creek was 499, 48.7% female and 51.3% male.[8] The median age of the Kobble Creek population was 39 years of age, two years above the Australian average. 77.8% of people living in Kobble Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.8%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 0.8%, Canada 0.6%, Cyprus 0.6%. 92.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% German, and 0.6% American Languages.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kobble Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Kobble Creek - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45444)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Mount Samson Range - range in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 23146)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Mount Kobble - mountain in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 18371)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ Kerr, John (1990). Triumph of narrow gauge : a history of Queensland Railways. Boolarong Publications. pp. 93, 224. ISBN 978-0-86439-102-5.
  8. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kobble Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata