Maroochy River, Queensland

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Maroochy River
Maroochy River is located in Queensland
Maroochy River
Maroochy River
Coordinates26°34′54″S 153°01′04″E / 26.58167°S 153.01778°E / -26.58167; 153.01778Coordinates: 26°34′54″S 153°01′04″E / 26.58167°S 153.01778°E / -26.58167; 153.01778
Population1,337 (2011 census)[1]
Location113 km (70 mi) N of Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Maroochy River:
Ninderry Valdora Yandina Creek Coolum Beach
Yandina Maroochy River Mount Coolum
Parklands Bli Bli Marcoola

Maroochy River is a hinterland locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Maroochy River had a population of 1,337 people.[1]


The Maroochy River meanders from west to east through the locality. The surrounding river flats are cleared and primarily used for farming. The hillsides in the north-west and south-east of the locality are primarily used for residential purposes and retain natural bushland. Coolum Creek forms the eastern boundary of the locality.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

River barge transporting rakes of cut sugar cane at Dunethin Rock, 1920s

Maroochy River has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maroochy River". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Maroochy River (entry 49435)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Dunethin Rock (entry 602695)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Tramway Lift Bridge over Maroochy River (entry 602527)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.