Murrumba Downs, Queensland

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Murrumba Downs
Black Duck Creek Murumba Downs, Queensland.jpg
Black Duck Creek, 2016
Murrumba Downs is located in Queensland
Murrumba Downs
Murrumba Downs
Coordinates27°15′39″S 153°0′41″E / 27.26083°S 153.01139°E / -27.26083; 153.01139Coordinates: 27°15′39″S 153°0′41″E / 27.26083°S 153.01139°E / -27.26083; 153.01139
Population10,681 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Murrumba
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Murrumba Downs:
Kallangur Kallangur Mango Hill
Murrumba Downs Griffin
Lawnton Bald Hills Griffin

Murrumba Downs is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located east of Kallangur on the Bruce Highway 24 km north of the Brisbane central business district.


It is bounded by Fresh Water Creek to the north, the North Pine River to the south and Bruce Highway to the east.


Murrumba Downs is on land that was part of the Murrumba property, bought by Thomas Petrie about 1858 and farmed by his family for almost 100 years.[2] The name Murrumba was derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and means Good place.


In the 2011 census, Murrumba Downs recorded a population of 9,393 people: 51.4% female and 48.6% male.[3] The median age of the Murrumba Downs population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 76.2% of people living in Murrumba Downs were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.6%, England 4.9%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%, Philippines 0.6%. 89.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Hindi, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog.[3]


  • Undurba State School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[4] It opened 23 January 1978.[5]
  • Living Faith Lutheran Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[6] The school opened on 11 January 2001.[7]
  • Murrumba State Secondary College opened on 1 January 2012.[8] Murrumba State Secondary College was the first secondary site in Queensland to introduce Year 7 into Junior Secondary as part of the Flying Start initiative.[9]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hall, Noeline (1974). "Petrie, Thomas (1831–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Undurba State School". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Living Faith Lutheran Primary School". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Flying Start Initiative". Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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