Yandina Creek, Queensland

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Yandina Creek
Yandina Creek is located in Queensland
Yandina Creek
Yandina Creek
Coordinates26°31′35″S 153°01′35″E / 26.5263°S 153.0263°E / -26.5263; 153.0263Coordinates: 26°31′35″S 153°01′35″E / 26.5263°S 153.0263°E / -26.5263; 153.0263
Population760 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density28.90/km2 (74.8/sq mi)
Area26.3 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location120 km (75 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Yandina Creek:
North Arm Verrierdale Verrierdale
Valdora Yandina Creek Coolum Beach
Maroochy River Maroochy River Coolum Beach

Yandina Creek is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Yandina Creek had a population of 760 people.[1]


Yandina Creek is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.[3]


The name Yandina comes from Indigenous words yan meaning to go and dinna meaning feet.[4][5]

Yandina Creek Provisional School opened on 16 June 1914. On 1 May 1917 it became Yandina Creek State School. It closed on 30 September 1920. On 9 May 1932 the school reopened and then closed on December 1941.[6] In 1949 the school building from the former Valdora State School was relocated to Yandina Creek and re-opened on 1 February 1949 as Yandina Creek State School. It closed on 7 August 1964.[6]

Coolum Beach Christian College opened in Yandina Creek on 4 January 2004.[6]


Coolum Beach Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 2 Arcoona Road (26°32′07″S 153°02′50″E / 26.5354°S 153.0472°E / -26.5354; 153.0472 (Coolum Beach Christian College)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 295 students with 23 teachers (20 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[9]

The nearest government primary schools are in Coolum Beach and North Arm. The nearest government secondary schools are in Coolum Beach and Nambour.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yandina Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Yandina Creek – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49690)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ "South East Queensland - Place Names". Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Maroochy Council - Place Name Origins". Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  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. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Coolum Beach Christian College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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