North Arm, Queensland

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North Arm
Sunshine CoastQueensland
North Arm is located in Queensland
North Arm
North Arm
Coordinates26°30′56″S 152°57′16″E / 26.5155°S 152.9544°E / -26.5155; 152.9544 (North Arm (town centre))Coordinates: 26°30′56″S 152°57′16″E / 26.5155°S 152.9544°E / -26.5155; 152.9544 (North Arm (town centre))
Population657 (2016 census locality)[1]
 • Density28.94/km2 (74.96/sq mi)
Area22.7 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around North Arm:
Eerwah Vale Eumundi Verrierdale
Bridges North Arm Yandina Creek
Bridges Ninderry Valdora

North Arm is a rural town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of North Arm had a population of 657 people.[1]


North Arm is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It takes its name from the North Maroochy River which flows through it.[4] The Bruce Highway passes through the locality and town from south to north.The North Coast railway line runs beside and east of the highway with the town being served by North Arm railway station (26°31′06″S 152°57′18″E / 26.5184°S 152.9551°E / -26.5184; 152.9551 (North Arm railway station)).[4][5]


The name North Arm refers to the district's proximity to the northern branch of the Maroochy River.[2]

Fairhill Provisional School opened on 27 July 1885. On 1 January 1909 it became Fairhill State School. In October 1915 it was renamed North Arm State School.[6]

Brown's Creek State School opened on 29 January 1918 and closed on 23 August 1936.[6]

Golden Valley State School opened on 27 August 1918. On 1 July 1940 it was renamed Valdora State School. In 1949 the school building was moved and renamed Yandina Creek State School. It closed on 7 August 1964.[6]

In the 2016 census the locality of North Arm had a population of 657 people.[1]


North Arm State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Cnr Fairhill & Yandina Creek Road (26°31′24″S 152°57′57″E / 26.5232°S 152.9657°E / -26.5232; 152.9657 (North Arm State School)).[7][8] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 351 students with 30 teachers (24 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).[9]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Arm (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "North Arm – town in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 24574)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "North Arm – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49232)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "North Arm State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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