Moffat Beach, Queensland

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Moffat Beach
Views from Moffat Head, Moffat Beach, Queensland 02.jpg
Views from Moffat Head, 2018
Moffat Beach is located in Queensland
Moffat Beach
Moffat Beach
Coordinates26°47′36″S 153°08′19″E / 26.7933°S 153.1386°E / -26.7933; 153.1386Coordinates: 26°47′36″S 153°08′19″E / 26.7933°S 153.1386°E / -26.7933; 153.1386
Population2,553 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,820/km2 (4,720/sq mi)
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Caloundra
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Moffat Beach:
Dicky Beach Dicky Beach Coral Sea
Caloundra Moffat Beach Shelly Beach
Caloundra Caloundra Kings Beach

Moffat Beach is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Moffat Beach had a population of 2,553 people.[1]


Moffat Beach is within the Caloundra urban centre directly north-east of Caloundra CBD.


The suburb and beach were named after James C. Moffat, a chemist from Brisbane, who established a holiday house on Moffat Head in 1883.[3][2]

In the 2016 census, Moffat Beach had a population of 2,553 people.[1]


There are no schools in Moffat Beach. The nearest primary school is Caloundra State School in neighbouring Caloundra. The nearest secondary school is Caloundra State High School also in Caloundra.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moffat Beach (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Moffat Beach - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48764)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Caloundra". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Archived from the original on 27 February 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2004.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Moffat Beach". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.