Yarrabilba, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Huggins Avenue Yarrabilba.jpg
Huggins Avenue, 2014
Yarrabilba is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°46′S 153°06′E / 27.767°S 153.100°E / -27.767; 153.100Coordinates: 27°46′S 153°06′E / 27.767°S 153.100°E / -27.767; 153.100
Population3,580 (2016 census)[1]
Location45 km (28 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Logan
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Yarrabilba:
Logan Village Logan Village Logan Village
Logan Village Yarrabilba Cedar Creek
Tamborine Tamborine Kairabah

Yarrabilba is a locality of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Yarrabilba had a population of 3,580.[1]


As of June 2018, Yarrabilba consists of seven (7) neighbourhoods (villages); The Avenues, Oak Leaf, The Retreat, Sandstone Ridge, Sunrise Crossing, Vista, and Wickham Rise (under construction).

The Darlington Parklands are located between the Oak Leaf and Vista neighbourhoods on the corner of Darlington Drive and Yarrabilba Drive.[4]


Before European settlement, which began around 1862, the land was occupied by the Wangerriburra Clan of the Yugambeh language group. The name Yarrabilba comes from the Wangerriburra/Bundjalung language for place of song. The area contained two bora rings where ceremonies involving singing took place.[2]

The Beaudesert railway line passing through the area to Canungra operated from 1915 to 1955.[5]

During World War II the military training base Camp Cable was built between Logan Village and Tamborine, and included much of the land now part of Yarrabilba.[6]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Yarrabilba became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

In 2010, it was announced that Yarrabilba would be the location for a future city which is expected to contain 20,000 dwellings housing up to 50,000 people.[7] Two other new urban centres were to be established at Greater Flagstone also in Logan City and Ecco Ripley in the City of Ipswich.

In 2011, development began for the new urban precinct.[8] Lend-Lease was granted approval for the development of the first 93.2 hectare stage of the project.

On 28 November 2014, a portion of Yarrabilba was excised to create a new locality, Kairabah.[9][10]

Yarrabilba State School opened in 2018.[11]


St Clare’s Primary School is a Catholic primary school (Prep to Year 6).[12]

A new Catholic secondary school is expected to open in 2021 initially offering Year 7 schooling.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarrabilba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Yarrabilba (entry 45299)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Logan suburbs". About-Logan. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Community Villages in Yarrabilba - Lendlease". communities.lendlease.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Yarrabilba". Logan Suburbs. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Camp Cable". Queensland WWII Historic Places. Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Yarrabilba". Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Yarrabilba". Planning & Building. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Yarrabilba (entry 49447)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Kairabah (entry 49451)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Four new state schools to open their doors in 2018". Government of Queensland. 22 January 2018. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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