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Gold CoastQueensland
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Entry Drive, 2015
Merrimac is located in Queensland
Coordinates 28°03′04″S 153°22′28″E / 28.0511°S 153.3744°E / -28.0511; 153.3744Coordinates: 28°03′04″S 153°22′28″E / 28.0511°S 153.3744°E / -28.0511; 153.3744
Population 7,071 (2016 census)
 • Density 786/km2 (2,040/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4226
Area 9.0 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Merrimac:
Carrara Carrara Carrara
Worongary Merrimac Clear Island Waters
Mudgeeraba Robina Robina

Merrimac is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Merrimac had a population of 7,071 people.


Merrimac State Primary School is the one public primary school in the suburb; Merrimac State High School is located in Mermaid Waters. Private schools (P–12) in Merrimac include St Michaels College, All Saints Anglican School and King Solomon College.

Merrimac State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 2 Boowaggan Road (28°02′28″S 153°22′36″E / 28.0412°S 153.3766°E / -28.0412; 153.3766 (Merrimac State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 809 students with 63 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 35 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

St Michael's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Jondique Avenue (28°02′39″S 153°21′54″E / 28.0443°S 153.3650°E / -28.0443; 153.3650 (St Michael's College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 929 students with 71 teachers (67 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).

All Saints Anglican School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Highfield Drive (28°03′39″S 153°21′40″E / 28.0608°S 153.3611°E / -28.0608; 153.3611 (All Saints Anglican School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,788 students with 156 teachers (144 full-time equivalent) and 98 non-teaching staff (71 full-time equivalent).

The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Queensland Japanese School of Gold Coast (ゴールドコースト校 Gōrudo Kōsuto Kō), a weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at All Saints. It maintains its school office in Surfers Paradise.

There is no government secondary school in Merrimac. The nearest are Merrimac State High School in Mermaid Waters and Robina State High School in Robina.

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