Nome, Queensland

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Nome is located in Queensland
Coordinates 19°22′59.99″S 146°55′0.01″E / 19.3833306°S 146.9166694°E / -19.3833306; 146.9166694Coordinates: 19°22′59.99″S 146°55′0.01″E / 19.3833306°S 146.9166694°E / -19.3833306; 146.9166694
Population 992 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 18.612/km2 (48.20/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4816
Area 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
LGA(s) City of Townsville

Nome is a town in the state of Queensland, Australia located approximately 17 km south of Townsville.


In the 2011 Australian Census, Nome had a population of 992.[1] Of these, 525 were male, and 467 were female. 22.7% of the population was under the age of 15, and 9.7% were 65 or older.[2] The median age was 47, the median personal income was A$635/week, and the median household income was A$1356/week.[1] Most residents were Australian by birth, but Nome also has significant communities from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.[1]


Nome has an area of 53.3 square kilometers[1] and an average elevation of 39 meters above sea level.[3] It is located on the Bruce Highway between Townsville and the state capital of Brisbane.


Nome is the home of the Billabong Sanctuary, an interactive wildlife sanctuary.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "2011 Census Community Profiles: Nome". Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Nome, QLD property data and property news". Property Observer. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ Shaun Madison - MBendi Information Services (2012-11-15). "Nome, Queensland, Australia: Information, Business and Travel Directory for Nome". Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Billabong Sanctuary". Retrieved 2013-04-21.