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Glass House Mountains
Sunshine CoastQueensland
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Glass House Mountains is located in Queensland
Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains
Location in Queensland
Population 5,065 (2016 census)
 • Density 69.29/km2 (179.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4518
Area 73.1 km2 (28.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Beerwah
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Localities around Glass House Mountains:
Commissioners Flat
Beerwah Coochin Creek
Woodford Glass House Mountains Coochin Creek
Woodford Beerburrum Beerburrum

Glass House Mountains (also written Glasshouse Mountains or abbreviated to Glasshouse) is a rural hinterland town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Glass House Mountains had a population of 5,065 people.


The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.


The original European farmers that settled in the area brought soccer with them, and it has remained a popular local sport. The soccer grounds were built mostly using resources donated by farmers.

The area was also used as a filming location for the movie Sinbad and The Minotaur, with Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck) (closed 1999), Mount Beerwah (closed 2009), Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun being shown predominantly throughout the movie.

Heritage listings

Glass House Mountains has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Glass House Mountains State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 58 Coonowrin Road (26°54′20″S 152°56′58″E / 26.9055°S 152.9494°E / -26.9055; 152.9494 (Glass House Mountains State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 398 students with 26 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 391 students with 28 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Glass House Mountains. The nearest government secondary school is Beerwah State High School in neighbouring Beerwah to the north.

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