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Cape Cleveland is located in Queensland
Cape Cleveland
Cape Cleveland
Location in Queensland
Population 155 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.6920/km2 (1.792/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4810
Area 224.0 km2 (86.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Suburbs around Cape Cleveland:
Cleveland Bay Coral Sea Coral Sea
Cape Cleveland Cungulla
Mount Elliot Cromarty Giru

Cape Cleveland is a rural locality in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Cape Cleveland had a population of 155 people.


The area takes its name from the headland Cape Cleveland, named by Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770. Cook gave no reason for the name, but it is possible it was in honour of John Clevland, a former Secretary to the British Admiralty. Cook's original choice of name was "Iron Head", but this was crossed and replaced in a revision of his log shortly after leaving the cape.

Heritage listings

Cape Cleveland has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


There are no schools in Cape Cleveland. The nearest government primary schools are Giru State School in neighbouring Giru to the south-east and Wulguru State School in Wulguru to the west. The nearest government secondary school is William Ross State High School in Annandale, Townsville.

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