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For the locality in City of Townsville, see Alligator Creek, Queensland (Townsville).
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Alligator Creek
Queensland
Population 791 (2016 census)
 • Density 10.505/km2 (27.21/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4740
Area 75.3 km2 (29.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around Alligator Creek:
Balberra Coral Sea Hay Point
Munbura Alligator Creek Grasstree Beach
Sarina Sarina Sarina

Alligator Creek is a coastal rural locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Alligator Creek had a population of 791 people.

Geography

Dudgeon Point is a headland into the Coral Sea at the northernmost tip of the locality (21°14′45″S 149°15′17″E / 21.2458°S 149.2547°E / -21.2458; 149.2547 (Dudgeon Point)).

Mount Hector is a mountain (21°16′07″S 149°15′56″E / 21.2687°S 149.2655°E / -21.2687; 149.2655 (Mount Hector)) on the Coral Sea coast at the mouth of Louisa Creek. It is 55 metres (180 ft) above sea level.

History

Alligator Creek Provisional School opened on 14 September 1896. On 1 January 1909 it became Alligator State School.

In the 2016 census, Alligator Creek had a population of 791 people.

Education

Alligator Creek State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 50 Grasstree Road (21°19′45″S 149°12′41″E / 21.3293°S 149.2115°E / -21.3293; 149.2115 (Alligator Creek State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 308 students with 24 teachers (20 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no secondary school in Alligator Creek. The nearest secondary school is Sarina State High School in neighbouring Sarina to the south.

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