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Carmila is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 333 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 0.7367/km2 (1.908/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4739
Area 452.0 km2 (174.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Isaac Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Carmila:
Ilbilbie Ilbilbie The Percy Group
Collaroy Carmila The Percy Group
Collaroy Clairview The Percy Group

Carmila is a rural town and coastal locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Carmila had a population of 333 people.


Carmila is situated approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of the town of Sarina. The North Coast railway line passes through the town which is served by the Carmila railway station. The Bruce Highway passes through the town as well. A large portion of the north west of Carmila belongs to the West Hill State Forest. Along the coast, the West Hill National Park was established in 1971. The major land uses are sugar cane farming and cattle grazing. Professional fishing occurs off the coast.


Carmila State School opened on 9 July 1923.

Carmila Post Office opened by March 1924 (a receiving office had been open from 1894).

Carmila West State School opened on 18 August 1924 and closed on 31 December 1965.

Carmila Police Station opened in 1933.

Heritage listings

Carmila has a number of heritage-listed sites, including the Carmila Cane Lift at 49 Hindles Road.


Carmila State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Carmila West Road (21°54′49″S 149°24′13″E / 21.9135°S 149.4035°E / -21.9135; 149.4035 (Carmila State School)). In 2014, it had 32 students enrolled with 2 teachers (2 full-time equivalent). The nearest secondary school is in Sarina. In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 16 students with 2 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Carmila. The nearest secondary school is Sarina State High School in Sarina to the north.

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