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Logan CityQueensland
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
Coordinates 27°39′36″S 153°12′50″E / 27.6599°S 153.2138°E / -27.6599; 153.2138Coordinates: 27°39′36″S 153°12′50″E / 27.6599°S 153.2138°E / -27.6599; 153.2138
Population 1,216 (2016 census)
 • Density 71.95/km2 (186.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4130
Area 16.9 km2 (6.5 sq mi)
Location 37 km (23 mi) south of Brisbane GPO
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 the First World War. In the 2016 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,216 people.


In the 2016 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,216 people, an increase from 1,195 in the 2011 census, of whom 49.5% were female and 50.5% were male. The median age of the Carbrook population was 48 years old, 10 years above the national median of 38. 78.3% of people living in Carbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England (5.2%), New Zealand (3.2%), Scotland (1.1%), India (1.0)%, and the Netherlands (0.7%). 91.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were Punjabi (1.7%), Dutch and Afrikaans (0.5% each), Italian (0.4%), and Spanish (0.3%).


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.

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