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Logan River at Carbrook (left) and Alberton (right), 2014.JPG
Logan River at Carbrook Ski Park (left) and Alberton (right), 2014
Carbrook is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,216 (2016 census)
 • Density 54.29/km2 (140.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4130
Area 22.4 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Macalister
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Carbrook:
Mount Cotton Mount Cotton Redland Bay
Cornubia Carbrook Redland Bay
Eagleby Alberton Alberton

Carbrook is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. Carbrook was previously called Gramzow, a name of German origin. The German name was anglicised in 1916 during World War I. In the 2016 census, Carbrook had a population of 1,216 people.


In the 2011 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,195 people, 48.1% female and 51.9% male. The median age of the Carbrook population was 47 years, 10 years above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Carbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 3.7%, Scotland 1.3%, India 1%, Germany 1%. 89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Punjabi, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Arabic, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.


StateLibQld 1 111032 Gramzow Mill at Logan
Gramzow Mill at Logan

Carbrook was originally known as Gramzow after the village of Gramzow, Uckermark, Northern Germany, the name being given to it by the early German settlers who arrived in 1867. During World War 1, German names were unpopular and many German-sounding placenames were changed. In 1916, Gramzow's school and post office were renamed Carbrook.

Until 1949, Carbrook was within the Shire of Tingalpa.

Heritage listings

Carbrook has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Recreational areas and schools

Carbrook hosts three functioning schools, two of which are private. There is one state school that is functioning and one that is monumental: Old Carbrook State School. A caravan park is adjacent to the cable ski park (See above). Fishing is favoured in various places by the Logan River. Wirunya hostel in situated in the vicinity.


Carbrook State School, circa 2021
Carbrook State School, circa 2021

Carbrook State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Redland Bay Road (27°40′41″S 153°14′07″E / 27.6780°S 153.2352°E / -27.6780; 153.2352 (Carbrook State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 452 students with 34 teachers (29 full-time equivalent) and 19 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Kimberley College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 35-41 Kruger Road (27°40′51″S 153°14′08″E / 27.6809°S 153.2356°E / -27.6809; 153.2356 (Kimberley College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 855 students with 60 teachers and 28 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent).

Calvary Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school. It has two campuses, one at 559-581 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road in Carbrook (27°40′42″S 153°14′25″E / 27.6782°S 153.2404°E / -27.6782; 153.2404 (Calvary Christian College)) and the other in Springwood.

Carbrook Animal Assisted Learning Centre is a private secondary (7-12) special needs school at 597 - 605 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road (the Old Carbrook State School, 27°40′45″S 153°14′33″E / 27.6792°S 153.2424°E / -27.6792; 153.2424 (Carbrook Animal Assisted Learning Centre)). It provides support for students who have disengaged from mainstream schooling through the use of animal therapy.

There is no government secondary school in Carbrook. The nearest government secondary school is Shailer Park State High School in Shailer Park to the west.

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