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Coowonga is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 260 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4702
LGA(s) Shire of Livingstone
State electorate(s) Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Coowonga:
Cawarral Coorooman Coorooman
Tungamull Coowonga Keppel Sands
Tungamull Tungamull Joskeleigh

Coowonga is a rural locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia.


Coowonga is located in coastal hills at the southern end of the Capricorn Coast. It is six kilometres from the Pacific Ocean and the nearest township of Keppel Sands.

Much of the district south of Coowonga Road is grazing and fruit-growing land, while to the north lie tidal salt flats that back onto Coorooman Creek.


Coowonga is the traditional land of the Darumbal Aboriginal tribe, as is all of the Capricornia region.

Coowonga Provision School opened on 9 August 1897. It became Coowonga State School on 1 January 1909.

Prior to local government amalgamations in 2008, the Capricorn Coast was administered by Livingstone Shire Council but became part of Rockhampton Region in 2008. In 2014, following a deamalgamation vote, the Shire of Livingstone was re-established.

In the 2006 census, Coowonga had a population of 558 people.


Coowonga is a rural community with a focus on primary production.

The Koorana Crocodile Farm, on the banks of Coorooman Creek, opened in November 1981 as the first commercial crocodile farm in Queensland. It also operates as a tourist attraction. At 2014, it had 3,000 crocodiles and supplies crocodile leather and crocodile meat.


Coowonga State School is a co-educational government primary school (P-6), located at 269 Coowonga Road. In 2015, it had an enrolment of 19 students with 3 teachers (2 equivalent full-time).

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