Mooloolah Valley, Queensland

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Mooloolah Valley
Mooloolah Valley is located in Queensland
Mooloolah Valley
Mooloolah Valley
Coordinates26°45′45″S 152°57′48″E / 26.7625°S 152.9633°E / -26.7625; 152.9633 (Mooloolah Valley (centre of locality))
Population3,321 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density181.5/km2 (470.0/sq mi)
Area18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Mooloolah Valley:
Eudlo Eudlo Ilkley
Diamond Valley Mooloolah Valley Glenview
Bald Knob Landsborough Landsborough

Mooloolah Valley is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mooloolah Valley had a population of 3,321 people.[1]


Mooloolah Valley is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, north of Landsborough on the main railway line from Brisbane with regular services southbound to Brisbane and northbound to Nambour and Gympie from Mooloolah railway station ().[3]

The Mooloolah River forms part of the eastern boundary.


The name of the locality is an Aboriginal word meaning dark coloured fish, in reference to the species of fish found in the Mooloolah River.[citation needed]

The locality was originally called Mooloolah but this was changed to Mooloolah Valley on 2 June 1995.[2]

Mooloolah Provisional School opened on 6 February 1894. On 1 January 1909 it became Mooloolah State School.[4]

St Thomas' Anglican Church was dedicated on 22 April 1927 by Archdeacon Glover.[5][6][7]

Heritage listings[edit]

Mooloolah has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) south of Mooloolah township: Dularcha Railway Tunnel[8]
  • Maddock Park, Mooloolah Connection Road: Ewen Maddock House Site[9]


The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Bray Road.[10]

St Thomas' Anglican Church is at 31 Bray Road (26°45′56″S 152°57′35″E / 26.7655°S 152.9596°E / -26.7655; 152.9596 (St Thomas' Anglican Church)). Weekly services are held on Wednesday.[11]


Mooloolah State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at King Road (26°46′08″S 152°57′30″E / 26.7690°S 152.9582°E / -26.7690; 152.9582 (Mooloolah State School)).[12][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 191 students with 16 teachers (14 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mooloolah Valley (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mooloolah Valley - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48769)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Mooloolah - railway station in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 22615)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "MORAL UPLIFT". The Brisbane Courier (21, 603). Queensland, Australia. 23 April 1927. p. 19. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 137. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Parish profile" (PDF). The Anglican Parish of Caloundra-Glasshouse Country. pp. 3–4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Dularcha Railway Tunnel (entry 601522)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Ewen Maddock House Site" (PDF). Sunshine Coast Region Heritage Register. Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  11. ^ "The Anglican Parish of Caloundra and Glasshouse Country Worship Times". CGCA. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  12. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Mooloolah State School". Archived from the original on 30 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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