Port Curtis, Queensland

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Port Curtis
Port Curtis is located in Queensland
Port Curtis
Port Curtis
Coordinates23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405Coordinates: 23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405
Area50.2 km2 (19.4 sq mi)
LGA(s)Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Port Curtis:
Depot Hill The Common Koongal
Fairy Bower
Port Curtis Lakes Creek
Midgee Nerimbera

Port Curtis is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


The Fitzroy River bounds the suburb to the north-east. Gavial Creek, a tributary of the Fitzroy River, flows through the locality with their confluence at the north of the suburb. The land is flat and low-lying (less than 10 metres above sea level).[2]

The North Coast railway line passes along the western edge of the locality with the junction with the Central Western railway line at Rocklands railway station (23°26′11″S 150°31′13″E / 23.4364°S 150.5203°E / -23.4364; 150.5203 (Rocklands railway station)) within Port Curtis.[2][3]

As at 2017, very little of the land has been developed with only a few small pockets of residential and industrial use.[2]


Port Curtis Road State School opened on 23 March 1875.[4]

Apart from some land south of Baxter Street, Port Curtis was completely flooded by the Fitzroy River in early January 2011.[5]


Port Curtis Road State School is a primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated by the Queensland Government at 145 Port Curtis Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 54 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[6]


  1. ^ "Port Curtis - suburb in Rockhampton Region (entry 49353)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Rocklands - railway station in Rockhampton Region (entry 28655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 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. ^ "Port Curtis". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). Port Curtis Road State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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