Wootha, Queensland

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Queensland State Archives 362 Looking across Wootha towards the Glass House Mountains c 1931.png
Looking across Wootha towards the Glass House Mountains, circa 1931
Wootha is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°47′15″S 152°48′01″E / 26.7875°S 152.8002°E / -26.7875; 152.8002 (Wootha (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°47′15″S 152°48′01″E / 26.7875°S 152.8002°E / -26.7875; 152.8002 (Wootha (centre of locality))
Population201 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density12.48/km2 (32.33/sq mi)
Area16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Wootha:
Reesville Reesville Maleny
Conondale Wootha Crohamhurst
Booroobin Booroobin Peachester

Wootha is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Wootha had a population of 201 people.[1]


The name Wootha comes from the Kabi language (Dallambara dialect) meaning red cedar tree.[2]

Blackall Range Provisional School opened about 1886, becoming Blackall Range State School on 1 October 1909. It was renamed Wootha State School in 1937. It closed in 1949.[3]

In the 2016 census Wootha had a population of 201 people.[1]


Maleny Botanic Gardens

Despite its name, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World is at 233 Maleny Stanley River Road in Wootha (26°46′48″S 152°50′05″E / 26.7800°S 152.8346°E / -26.7800; 152.8346 (Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World)).[4]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wootha (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wootha – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48944)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World". – Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Archived from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2021.

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