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Meldale, Queensland

Coordinates: 27°01′44″S 153°03′56″E / 27.0288°S 153.0655°E / -27.0288; 153.0655 (Meldale (centre of locality))
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Meldale is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°01′44″S 153°03′56″E / 27.0288°S 153.0655°E / -27.0288; 153.0655 (Meldale (centre of locality))
Population230 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density34.3/km2 (88.9/sq mi)
Area6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Moreton Bay
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Meldale:
Donnybrook Donnybrook Welsby
Donnybrook Meldale Pumicestone Passage
Toorbul Toorbul Pumicestone Passage

Meldale is a coastal rural locality in the City of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2021 census, Meldale had a population of 230 people.[1]


Meldale is 61.4 kilometres (38.2 mi) by road north of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland.[3]

Meldale is bounded by Bullock Creek to the north, the Pumicestone Channel (27°00′57″S 153°05′24″E / 27.0158°S 153.0899°E / -27.0158; 153.0899 (Pumicestone Channel)) to the north-east (separating the mainland from Bribie Island), and Elimbah Creek to the south and east.[4]


The locality was named on 2 July 1983 and is through to be a combination of the surnames of two local land owners: Mellish and Daly.[2]


In the 2011 census, Meldale recorded a population of 362 people, 43.1% female and 56.9% male.[5] The median age of the Meldale population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 75.7% of people living in Meldale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, Germany 1.4%, Canada 1.1%, Fiji 1.1%. 89.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% French, 0.8% Vietnamese, 0.8% Mandarin.[5]

In the 2016 census, Meldale had a population of 223 people.[6]

In the 2021 census, Meldale had a population of 230 people.[1]


There are no schools in Meldale. The nearest government primary school is Pumicestone State School in Caboolture to the south-west. The nearest government secondary school is Caboolture State High School, also in Caboolture.[4]


There is a boat ramp in Way Street giving access to Elimbah Creek (27°02′01″S 153°04′39″E / 27.0335°S 153.0775°E / -27.0335; 153.0775 (Meldale, Way Street boat ramp)). It is managed by the Moreton Bay City Council.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Meldale (SAL)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Meldale – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45449)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ Google (28 May 2022). "Brisbane CBD to Meldale" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Meldale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Meldale (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.