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Mount Louisa, with the Ross River in the foreground and Cleveland Bay in the distance
Mount Louisa is located in Queensland
Mount Louisa
Mount Louisa
Location in Queensland
Population 8,825 (2016 census)
 • Density 865/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4814
Area 10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Mount Louisa:
Bohle Mount St John Mount St John
Cosgrove Mount Louisa Garbutt
Shaw Kirwan Heatley

Mount Louisa is a residential suburb in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The suburb contains the mountain Mount Louisa (19°16′44″S 146°44′34″E / 19.2789°S 146.7428°E / -19.2789; 146.7428 (Mount Louisa (mountain))). In the 2016 census, Mount Louisa had a population of 8,825 people.


During World War II as many as 4,000 American personnel worked and lived at Depot #2 at the base of Mount Louisa. Entertainment in the camp was held at Helton Hall, which was an open aired building named after Master Sergeant Helton who was killed in the B-25 crash at Rattlesnake Island. Some famous Hollywood stars appeared at Helton Hall including John Wayne, Joe E. Brown, Gary Cooper, Una Merkel and Phyllis Brook. Woody Herman's orchestra also appeared at Helton Hall.


Calvary Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 569 Bayswater Road (19°16′13″S 146°44′18″E / 19.2703°S 146.7382°E / -19.2703; 146.7382 (Calvary Christian College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 797 students with 55 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 60 non-teaching staff (47 full-time equivalent).

There are no government schools in Mount Louisa. The nearest government primary schools are Heatley State School to the south-east in neighbouring Heatley, Kirwan State School and The Willows State School both to the south in neighbouring Kirwan, and Vincent State School in Vincent. The nearest government secondary schools are Heatley Secondary College in Heatley and Kirwan State High School in Kirwan.

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