Muirlea, Queensland

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Pine Mountain Road, 2014
Muirlea is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°34′07″S 152°43′59″E / 27.5686°S 152.7330°E / -27.5686; 152.7330Coordinates: 27°34′07″S 152°43′59″E / 27.5686°S 152.7330°E / -27.5686; 152.7330
Population190 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density27.9/km2 (72.4/sq mi)
Area6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Muirlea:
Pine Mountain Pine Mountain Kholo
Pine Mountain Muirlea Chuwar
Brassall Brassall North Ipswich

Muirlea is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Muirlea had a population of 190 people.[1]


Part of the north west boundary of the suburb is marked by the Brisbane River. The southern boundary aligns with the Warrego Highway.


The district was originally part of Brassall. It takes its present name from its former railway station, which in turn was named in June 1884, coined from the surname of local landowners John Muir and Andrew Muir with lea meaning pasture.[2]

In 2013, fire ants were found in the suburb.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Muirlea (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Muirlea – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 48968)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ Peter Foley (20 June 2013). "Fire ants detected at Muirlea". The Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.