Mount Nebo (Queensland)

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Mount Nebo
Mount Nebo, Queensland
Mount Nebo is located in Queensland
Mount Nebo
Mount Nebo
Coordinates27°22′32″S 152°46′52″E / 27.3755°S 152.7811°E / -27.3755; 152.7811 (Mount Nebo (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°22′32″S 152°46′52″E / 27.3755°S 152.7811°E / -27.3755; 152.7811 (Mount Nebo (centre of locality))
Population424 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density29.44/km2 (76.3/sq mi)
Area14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Mount Nebo:
England Creek Mount Glorious Highvale
Banks Creek Mount Nebo Highvale
Lake Manchester Lake Manchester Enoggera Reservoir

Mount Nebo is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mount Nebo had a population of 424 people.[1]


Mount Nebo, Queensland

Mount Nebo is a mountain approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) North West of the Brisbane suburb of The Gap in Queensland, Australia. It is part of the D'Aguilar Range which includes other mountains such as Mount Pleasant, Mount Glorious and Mount Mee. The mountain is the source of Enoggera Creek.


The locality of Mount Nebo is named after the mountain on which it is located.

European settlement began in 1919 with the subdivision of the Highlands Estate into smaller blocks for soldiers returning from World War I.[3] For a number of years the community belonged to the Shire of Esk, but between 1932 and 1936 a redrawing of the boundaries brought Mount Nebo into the Shire of Pine Rivers.[3] The 2008 amalgamation of local councils means it now falls within the Moreton Bay Region.

Mount Nebo opened in 16 February 1931. The school had a number of temporary closures from 31 December 1934 to 11 April 1939, from 30 September 1940 to 23 October 1940, 18 August 1941 to 19 August 1946 and 5 November 1948 to 21 June 1954.[4][5]

In the 2011 census, Mount Nebo recorded a population of 433 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male.[6] The median age of the Mount Nebo population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37.[6] 76.6% of people living in Mount Nebo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 11.1%, New Zealand 3.5%, France 1.4%, South Africa 1.2%, United States of America 1.2%. 94.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.4% French, 1.2% Dhivehi, 0.7% German, 0.7% Hebrew.[6] The most common religious affiliation was "No Religion" (49.0%); the next most common responses were Catholic 14.3%, Anglican 8.5%, Uniting Church 5.1% and Buddhism 3.5%.[6]

In the 2016 census, Mount Nebo had a population of 424 people.[1]


The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Mount Nebo Rural Fire Shed on Mount Nebo Rd.[7]


Mount Nebo State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Mount Nebo Road (27°23′47″S 152°47′00″E / 27.3965°S 152.7834°E / -27.3965; 152.7834 (Mount Nebo State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 30 students with 6 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[10]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Nebo (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mount Nebo – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45454)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b Horton, Helen (1988). Brisbane's Back Door: The story of the D'Aguilar Range. Bowen Hills, Queensland: Boolarong Publications. pp. 39–41. ISBN 0-86439-036-X.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Nebo (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Mount Nebo State School". Archived from the original on 23 September 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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