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Ross River Meatworks Chimney, 2009
Idalia is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 4,438 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,268/km2 (3,280/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4811
Area 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Mundingburra
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Idalia:
Rosslea Oonoonba Oonoonba
Annandale Idalia Oonoonba
Annandale Wulguru Cluden

Idalia is a southern suburb in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Idalia had a population of 4,438 people.

Heritage listings

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


Oonoonba State School during the 2019 Townsville flood
Oonoonba State School during the 2019 Townsville flood

Oonoonba State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Fairfield Waters Drive (19°18′16″S 146°48′44″E / 19.3045°S 146.8122°E / -19.3045; 146.8122 (Oonoonba State School)). In 2017 the school had an enrolment of 524 students with 46 teachers (38 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 501 students with 40 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no secondary schools in Idalia. The nearest secondary school is William Ross State High School in neighbouring Annandale to the south-east.

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