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Seaview Parade, Elanora, Queensland.jpg
Seaview Parade, 2015
Elanora is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 12,145 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,365/km2 (3,540/sq mi)
Established 1922
Postcode(s) 4221
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Area 8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Currumbin
Federal Division(s) McPherson
Suburbs around Elanora:
Tallebudgera Burleigh Heads Palm Beach
Tallebudgera Elanora Currumbin Waters
Tallebudgera Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters

Elanora is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Elanora had a population of 12,145 people.


In the 2011 census, Elanora recorded a population of 11,645 people, 51.9% female and 48.1% male. The median age of the Elanora population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 76.6% of people living in Elanora were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 5%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.5%. 91.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Serbian.


Elanora, an Aboriginal word for "home by the sea", was originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922.


Walk through the Pines (14147894889)
Pine trees in Elanora

Elanora is bounded by Tallebudgera Creek to the northwest, Pacific Motorway to the northeast and east, and Guineas Creek and Simpsons Roads to the southeast. It contains Elanora State High School, Elanora Primary School and a small neighbourhood shopping centre on Nineteenth Avenue, and The Pines, a larger shopping centre on Guinness Creek Road. Elanora also has a large public library. Under the Queensland Government proposal to extend the Gold Coast railway line, a station at Elanora, near The Pines Shopping Centre has been proposed.


Elanora State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at K P McGrath Drive (28°07′51″S 153°28′01″E / 28.1307°S 153.4670°E / -28.1307; 153.4670 (Elanora State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,033 students with 77 teachers (67 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Elanora State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls on the corner 19th Avenue and Avocado Street (28°07′42″S 153°26′58″E / 28.1284°S 153.4495°E / -28.1284; 153.4495 (Elanora State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 933 students with 82 teachers (75 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (32 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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