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Bonogin General Store.jpg
Bonogin General Store, 2012
Bonogin is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 4,573 (2016 census)
 • Density 118.17/km2 (306.1/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4213
Area 38.7 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 81 km (50 mi) S of Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Bonogin:
Mudgeeraba Mudgeeraba Reedy Creek
Austinville Bonogin Tallebudgera Valley
Austinville Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Valley

Bonogin is a rural hinterland locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,573 people.


The origin of name is not known, but it is speculated that it is derived from the Aboriginal word Boonoo meaning red bloodwood.

European settlement commenced in the 1870s. The early industries were timber cutting and dairying. Later bananas were grown.

Approval was given to establish a school in 1913. However, it closed before 1924 and its building was relocated to Wanburra in 1934.

In the 1980s, some of the farms were subdivided to form acreage residential developments.

Bonogin Creek

Part of the City of Gold Coasts Beaches to Bushland volunteer restoration program includes Bonogin Creek. The primary tributary of the creek begins in the Gold Coast hinterland. A hinterland regional park bushcare group was established in 1999 to address conservation of local plant species and also attempt to restore natural habitat of the creek. Davenport Park is a suburban park running along a lower point of the creek, within suburban Bonogin. In 2013 Bonogin Valley bushcare group formed to help with restoration of the park and creek area.

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