Yatala, Queensland

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Gold Coast CityQueensland
Yatala BigPie.jpg
The Big Pie sign, 2008
Population 1,346 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
Location 39 km (24 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Waterford, Albert
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Yatala:
Mount Warren Park Beenleigh Eagleby
Windaroo Yatala Stapylton
Luscombe Ormeau

Yatala is a suburb in the outer northern area of City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Surrounding suburbs of Yatala include Beenleigh, Windaroo, and Stapylton. Yatala and adjoining suburbs are located near the confluence of the Albert River, which is at the northern end of the suburb.


The name Yatala derives from an Aboriginal place name near Pooraka in South Australia. A property on the Albert River was acquired by a South Australian who named the property after the South Australian place.[2] The word is from the Weira group of the Kaurna Aboriginal people, meaning water running by the side of a river.[3] See: Yatala Vale, South Australia, District Council of Yatala


Since 2006 development has been rapidly occurring within the suburb, with over 300 businesses now established within its boundaries.[4] This type of urban development is predicted to eventually encompass all the semi-rural land currently separating the Brisbane Metropolitan Area and Gold Coast City. Currently, there is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of this land remaining between the two cities.


In 1988, Bernie Powers operating as Power's Brewery opened a new brewery in Yatala on a site bounded by Cuthbert Drive (and the M1 motorway) to the east, Darlington Drive to the north and Pearson Road to the west (27°45′18″N 153°14′05″E / 27.75493°N 153.23486°E / 27.75493; 153.23486).[5] Powers entered a joint venture with Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in 1992 and then sold completely to them in 1993. For CUB, it provided a modern efficient plant on a large site, ideal for their northern brewing operations. By 2010, CUB had expanded by the plant to over 20 times its original size, enabling it to produce one quarter of Australia's beer.[6]


Yatala is home to the Yatala Pies shop which claims to have been "a landmark in the Yatala area" for "more than 130 years" as of 2011.[7] The restaurant is considered a common stop-over for travellers between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.[8]

There are no permanent public libraries in the vicinity of Yatala (Yatala residents are ineligible to use the nearby Beenleigh public library as it is operated by the Logan City Council), however the Gold Coast City Council operates a mobile library which regularly visits the nearby suburb of Ormeau.


Yatala is linked to both the Beenleigh railway station and the Ormeau railway station by bus routes 728 and 729, operated by Surfside Buslines on behalf of Translink.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yatala (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yatala". QueenslandPlaces.com.au. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Place Names of South Australia - XYZ (Yatala)". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 
  4. ^ "Yatala enterprise area leads industrial growth". Brisbane Business News. March 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "1980s". History. Carlton & United Breweries. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yatala Brewery". Brew & Brewer Magazine. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "About Yatala Pies". Yatala Pies. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Yatala Pie Shoppe - just south of Brisbane — Around Oz

Coordinates: 27°45′04″S 153°13′03″E / 27.7511°S 153.2175°E / -27.7511; 153.2175