Tallebudgera, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Waterway near Tobin Way, Tallebudgera, Queensland.jpg
Waterway along Tobin Way, 2015
Tallebudgera is located in Queensland
Coordinates28°08′56″S 153°25′14″E / 28.1488°S 153.4205°E / -28.1488; 153.4205Coordinates: 28°08′56″S 153°25′14″E / 28.1488°S 153.4205°E / -28.1488; 153.4205
Population3,667 (2016 census)[1]</ref>
 • Density190.0/km2 (492.1/sq mi)
Area19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Currumbin
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Tallebudgera:
Tallebudgera Valley Burleigh Heads Palm Beach
Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Elanora
Tallebudgera Valley Currumbin Valley Currumbin Valley

Tallebudgera is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Tallebudgera had a population of 3,667 people.[1]


The Tallebudgera Creek forms a part of the western and eastern border of Tallebudgera.


The traditional owners were the Tulgigin clan[3] of Australian Aborigines, but in the 2011 Census, Indigenous Australians accounted for just 0.9% of the population of Tallebudgera (around one third of the national average of 2.5%).[4]

The village was originally called Maybree, the name of a tree that grew locally, while Tallebudgera was the name of the creek and was an Aboriginal word meaning good fish.[5]

Tallebudgera State School opened on 17 October 1877.[6]

Upper Tallebudgera State Schol opened in 1923 and closed circa 1942.[6]

St Andrew's Lutheran College opened in 1993.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

Tallebudgera has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

While not heritage listed, the single lane Koplicks wooden bridge which crossed Tallebudgera Creek along Tallebudgera Connection Road is a visible sign of the rural nature of the valley and can be accessed from Scotty Logan Lane. In the 1980s, this bridge was the only crossing of the creek along Tallebudgera Connection Road and being one way, drivers had to give way to everyone heading north. The road has now been upgraded with a large 2 lane bridge but the old timber bridge has been kept and the area around it has been replanted with native species providing a delightful spot on the river.


Tallebudgera State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 492 Guineas Creek Road (28°08′24″S 153°25′47″E / 28.1399°S 153.4298°E / -28.1399; 153.4298 (Tallebudgera State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 771 students with 56 teachers (46 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8]

St Andrews Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 175 Tallebudgera Creek Road (28°07′21″S 153°25′53″E / 28.1226°S 153.4315°E / -28.1226; 153.4315 (St Andrew's Lutheran College)).[8][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1204 students with 81 teachers (73 full-time equivalent) and 74 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[10]


Tallebudgera Golf Course is an 18 hole course - at 495 Guineas Creek Road.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tallebudgera (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tallebudgera - suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46090)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
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  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tallebudgera (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Tallebudgera and Valley". Gold Coast City. Archived from the original on 26 August 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
  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. ^ "Tallebudgera Post Office (former) (entry 602624)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Tallebudgera State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "St Andrew's Lutheran College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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