Mount Coolum, Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Suburban street with the mountain behind, 2018
|Population||4,265 (2016 census)|
|• Density||836/km2 (2,166/sq mi)|
|Area||5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
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).
The mountain Mount Coolum (from which the suburb takes its name) is in the centre of the locality ( It is 207 metres (679 ft) above sea level.The mountain is protected within the Mount Coolum National Park.). Historically the mountain was known as Half Way Lump.
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 ( ).
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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Coolum (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Mount Coolum – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48781)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
- "Mount Coolum – hill in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 8153)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
- "Mount Coolum National Park – national park in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 39565)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Mudjimba Island – island in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 23297)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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