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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Myall Street, Cooroy
Population 2,301 (2006 census)
Established 1885
Postcode(s) 4563
Location 22 km (14 mi) W of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Nicklin (Cooroy Mountain and Lake MacDonald - Noosa)
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Cooroy:
Black Mountain Pomona Lake MacDonald
Black Mountain Cooroy Cooroy Mountain
Ridgewood Eerwah Vale Eumundi

Coordinates: 26°25′59″S 152°54′18″E / 26.433°S 152.905°E / -26.433; 152.905

Cooroy is a town in Queensland, Australia, located in the northern Sunshine Coast hinterland about 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of Noosa Heads. It is within the local government area of the Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region). It is nicknamed "Heart of the Hinterland".


Cooroy's name came from Cooroy Mountain, which was originally called Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, kurui.

The area was explored by timber-cutters as early as 1863. Cooroy railway station was opened in 1891 and in the same year a post office opened. A town survey was conducted in 1907. Cooroy's main industry developed from timber, having two operating sawmills, into dairying and fruit growing. In 1915, a butter factory opened.

The town was bisected by the Bruce Highway until a bypass was built.

Heritage listings

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


Cooroy has one hotel, a golf club, a bowls club, the RSL club and sub branch, a selection of cafes and restaurants, unique retail outlets and a range of accommodation options. Noosa Botanical Gardens is situated on Lake MacDonald just outside the town and several of the Noosa Trails are accessible in Cooroy. An RV parking area has opened adjacent to the town sewerage works.

Community service groups

Cooroy Memorial Hall & School of Arts
Cooroy Memorial Hall & School of Arts
  • Cooroy Area Residents Association Inc.
  • Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
  • Cooroy-Pomona RSL Sub-Branch, (based in Cooroy)
  • Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club (Mountain Lions), (Based in Pomona)
  • Rotary Club of Cooroy
  • New Training Ship Sheean, Australian Navy Cadets, (Established in Cooroy in 2002 and now Based in Tewantin since 2006)
  • 128th Army Cadet Unit, Australian Army Cadets, (Based in Yandina)
  • No. 207 Squadron, Australian Air Force Cadets, (Based in Nambour)

Scouts Australia

  • Cooroy Scout Group


Cooroy railway station is serviced by two daily Queensland Rail City network services in each direction.

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