North Maleny, Queensland

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North Maleny
Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Lake Baroon 1.jpg
Lake Baroon, 2008
North Maleny is located in Queensland
North Maleny
North Maleny
Coordinates26°43′34″S 152°52′23″E / 26.7261°S 152.8730°E / -26.7261; 152.8730 (North Maleny (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°43′34″S 152°52′23″E / 26.7261°S 152.8730°E / -26.7261; 152.8730 (North Maleny (centre of locality))
Population621 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density26.77/km2 (69.33/sq mi)
Area23.2 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around North Maleny:
Witta Montville Montville
Maleny North Maleny Balmoral Ridge
Maleny Balmoral Ridge Balmoral Ridge

North Maleny is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census North Maleny had a population of 621 people.[1]


The Baroon Pocket Dam is in the north-east of the locality; it impounds Obi Obi Creek creating Lake Baroon.[3]


Plaque from the opening of the Baroon Pocket Dam

The Maleny Provisional School opened on 22 July 1897, becoming Maleny State School on 1 January 1909. It was renamed Maleny North State School in 1913 (probably because of the opening on Maleny Township State School in nearby Maleny) but closed in 1914. On 27 February 1922 it reopened as Maleny North Provisional School, becoming Maleny North State School on 4 July 1927. It finally closed in 1953.[4]

The Baroon Pocket Dam was officially opened by Queensland Premier Mike Ahern on 28 July 1989.[5]

In the 2016 census North Maleny had a population of 621 people.[1]


Lake Baroon is an important recreation area for the Sunshine Coast hinterland. There is a sailing club, naval cadet unit, fishing club, accommodation and picnic facilities.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Maleny (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "North Maleny – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48814)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Baroon Pocket Dam". SEQ Water. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.

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