Mount Coolum, Queensland

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Mount Coolum
Sunshine CoastQueensland
A suburb of Mount Coolum, Queensland in the shadow of Mount Coolum National Park 02.jpg
Suburban street with the mountain behind, 2018
Mount Coolum is located in Queensland
Mount Coolum
Mount Coolum
Coordinates26°33′58″S 153°04′58″E / 26.5661°S 153.0827°E / -26.5661; 153.0827 (Mount Coolum (locality centre))Coordinates: 26°33′58″S 153°04′58″E / 26.5661°S 153.0827°E / -26.5661; 153.0827 (Mount Coolum (locality centre))
Population4,265 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density836/km2 (2,166/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4573
Area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Mount Coolum:
Coolum Beach Yaroomba Yaroomba
Maroochy River Mount Coolum Coral Sea
Marcoola Marcoola Marcoola

Mount Coolum is a coastal suburb and a mountain within that suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Mount Coolum had a population of 4,265 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Sunshine Motorway passes through the locality from the north-west (Coolum Beach) to the south-west (Marcoola). The David Low Way passes through the locality from north-east (Yaroomba) to south-east (Marcoola).[4]

The mountain Mount Coolum (from which the suburb takes its name) is in the centre of the locality (26°33′41″S 153°05′03″E / 26.5615°S 153.0841°E / -26.5615; 153.0841 (Mount Coolum)). Historically the mountain was known as Half Way Lump.[3] It is 207 metres (679 ft) above sea level.The mountain is protected within the Mount Coolum National Park.[5][4]

There is a sandy beach along the Coral Sea coast.[4]

History[edit]

The name Coolum derives from Kabi word gulum or kulum meaning without or wanting, probably referring to the Aboriginal legend of the mountain's head being knocked off in a fight with Ninderry, with the head becoming Mudjimba Island (26°36′53″S 153°06′53″E / 26.6147°S 153.1147°E / -26.6147; 153.1147 (Mudjimba Island)).[2][6]

In the 2016 census, Mount Coolum had a population of 4,265 people.[1]

Amenities[edit]

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Suncoast Beach Drive.[7]

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Coolum (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Coolum – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48781)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Coolum – hill in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 8153)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Mount Coolum National Park – national park in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 39565)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Mudjimba Island – island in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 23297)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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