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Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
Anzac Avenue Memorial at Kallangur, Queensland.jpg
Kallangur is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 20,405 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,806/km2 (4,680/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4503
Area 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
  • Murrumba
  • Kurwongbah
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Kallangur:
Kurwongbah Dakabin North Lakes
Kurwongbah Kallangur North Lakes
Petrie Murrumba Downs Griffin

Kallangur is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kallangur had a population of 20,405 people.


The area once belonged to Mrs. Griffin of Whiteside, west of Petrie, and was acquired by a Scottish migrant by the name of Thomas Petrie in 1855. The name Kallangur originates from the Aboriginal word kalangoor, meaning a goodly or satisfactory place.

Cobb and Co coach, Old Gympie Road, Kallangur
Cobb and Co coach, Old Gympie Road, Kallangur

Gympie Road (now Old Gympie Road) passed through Kallangur from Brisbane to Gympie. It was a route travelled by Cobb & Co coaches.

Kallangur grew in the early twentieth century as it was on the main road route to the Redcliffe peninsula before the construction of the Hornibrook Bridge in the 1930s. More recent development has been in response to the general housing demand in the northern growth corridor. The main thoroughfare in Kallangur is route 71, Anzac Avenue.

An ANZAC memorial gate was erected along with a bronze statue on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Goodfellows Road. The new Memorial Gardens was unveiled in front of the North's Leagues and Services Club in 2005 by the former Minister for Veterans' Affairs De-Anne Kelly.


In the 2011 census, Kallangur recorded a population of 18,982 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Kallangur population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 77.9% of people living in Kallangur were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.9%, England 4%, Philippines 0.7%, South Africa 0.7%, Scotland 0.5%. 90.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Samoan, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German.


Kallangur railway station was completed in 2016.

Kallangur bypass

The Kallangur Bypass, also referred to as the Petrie to Mango Hill transport corridor, is a proposed infrastructure project to alleviate traffic congestion in this area. The preserved transport corridor lies adjacent to the western section of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line. The infrastructure project is a road between Petrie and Mango Hill, and is pending Queensland Transport decisions and funding.

Kallangur song

Although not an official song, the musical act, Jaded Cadence, has released a song about living in Kallangur, including a verse about the Bruce Highway, Redcliffe, Maroochy, and Cavill Avenue.

Heritage listings

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


Kallangur State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 139 School Road (27°14′55″S 152°59′34″E / 27.2487°S 152.9928°E / -27.2487; 152.9928 (Kallangur State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 810 students with 55 teachers (50 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Despite its name, Dakabin State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Sheaves Road in Kallangur (27°14′16″S 152°59′12″E / 27.2378°S 152.9867°E / -27.2378; 152.9867 (Dakabin State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 600 students with 45 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. It also includes the POWER Positive Learning Centre, a specific-purpose primary (3-7) program for children whose behaviours are incompatible with mainstream schooling; the aim of the centre is to ultimately re-integrate the child back into mainstream schooling.

Charlotte Mason College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-10) school for boys and girls at 30 Narangba Road (27°15′03″S 152°58′44″E / 27.2507°S 152.9788°E / -27.2507; 152.9788 (Charlotte Mason College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 214 students with 9 teachers (7 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff. The school also operates a distance education program.

Pinnacle Academic College is a private primary school (Prep-6) for boys and girls at the same site as Charlotte Mason College but at the other end of the site. It offers individualised self-directed education.

There is no government secondary school in Kallangur. The nearest government secondary schools are Dakabin State High School in neighbouring Dakabin to the north and Murrumba State Secondary College in neighbouring Murrumba Downs to the south.

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