West Woombye, Queensland

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West Woombye
Sunshine CoastQueensland
West Woombye is located in Queensland
West Woombye
West Woombye
Coordinates26°39′44″S 152°55′34″E / 26.6622°S 152.9261°E / -26.6622; 152.9261 (West Woombye (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°39′44″S 152°55′34″E / 26.6622°S 152.9261°E / -26.6622; 152.9261 (West Woombye (centre of locality))
Population1,007 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density86.8/km2 (224.8/sq mi)
Area11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around West Woombye:
Dulong Towen Mountain Coes Creek
Hunchy West Woombye Woombye
Hunchy Hunchy Palmwoods

West Woombye is a rural residential locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census West Woombye had a population of 1,007 people.[1]


West Woombye is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. As the name suggests, it is west of the town and locality of Woombye. The surrounding suburbs include Towen Mountain, Hunchy, Dulong, Palmwoods and Coes Creek.[3] There is farming within the area with crops such as lychees, macadamias, mangoes and avocados grown.[citation needed]

The main road running through West Woombye is Blackall Range Road. This road turns into Dulong Road once in the suburb of Dulong. As the area incorporates the Blackall Range leading up to Montville, the area is noted for its scenery. However, there are a number of notable creeks within area prone to flooding in heavy rain, primarily Petrie Creek. This mostly affects the roads off Blackall Range Road, such as Ruwoldt Road, Carruthers Road, and the Jackson Road area.[citation needed]


The name Woombye comes from the Kabi word wambai meaning black myrtle tree, which was used for handles for axes.[4]

In the 2016 census West Woombye had a population of 1,007 people.[1]


There are no schools in West Woombye. The nearest government primary schools are Woombye State School in neighbouring Woombye to the east, Burnside State School in Burnside to the north, Mapleton State School in Mapleton to the north-west, and Montville State School in Montville to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Burnside State High School in Burnside to the north and Nambour State College in Nambour to the north-east.[3]


There are a number of parks in the locality, including:


There is no notable public transport in the area except the school bus runs and taxi. Depending on the starting point within West Woombye it takes about 5 to 7 minutes by vehicle into the Woombye township, 10 to 12 minutes to Nambour township and 5 to 7 minutes to Mapleton.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Woombye (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "West Woombye – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50411)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Woombye – population centre in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 38087)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.