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Kurwongbah is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,430 (2016 census)
 • Density 33.73/km2 (87.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4503
Area 42.4 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Kurwongbah
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Kurwongbah:
Narangba Narangba Narangba
Rush Creek Kurwongbah Dakabin
Whiteside Whiteside Petrie

Kurwongbah is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kurwongbah had a population of 1,430 people.


In the 2011 census, Kurwongbah recorded a population of 1,420 people, 48.5% female and 51.5% male. The median age of the Kurwongbah population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 81.4% of people living in Kurwongbah were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.2%, New Zealand 3.6%, South Africa 1.4%, Netherlands 0.6%, Germany 0.5%. 93.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Indonesian, 0.2% Afrikaans, 0.2% German.


The name Kurwonbah is alleged to be the Aboriginal name for the local Sideling Creek.

Kurwongbah State School caters for students from Prep to Year six. It opened in 1986.

Heritage listings

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


There are no schools in Kurwongbah. The nearest government primary schools are Petrie State School and Kurwongbah State School, both in neighbouring Petrie to the south-east, and Narangba State School and Narangba Valley State School, both in neighbouring Narangba to the north. The nearest government secondary schools are Narangba Valley State High School in neighbouring Narangba to the north, Dakabin State High School in neighbouring Dakabin to the east, and Bray Park State High School in Bray Park to the south-east.

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