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Mount Mee
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Panorama from Mount Mee lookout
Mount Mee is located in Queensland
Mount Mee
Mount Mee
Location in Queensland
Population 484 (2016 census)
 • Density 6.245/km2 (16.17/sq mi)
Established 1873
Postcode(s) 4521
Elevation 501 m (1,644 ft)
Area 77.5 km2 (29.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Longman
Localities around Mount Mee:
Mount Delaney Delaneys Creek Wamuran Basin
Mount Archer Mount Mee Campbells Pocket
Mount Byron Mount Pleasant Ocean View

Mount Mee is a rural town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mount Mee had a population of 484 people.


The area around Mount Mee was known to the indigenous inhabitants of the area as Dahmongah, a word meaning "flying squirrel" or glider. The European name "Mount Mee" is possibly derived from another local word mia-mia, meaning "lookout", but this name was not formalised until the establishment of the school in 1899.

Settlers began arriving in the area around Mount Mee in 1873, many being timber-getters attracted by the red cedar timber that was readily available in the area. Initially, timber cut down in the area was exported to the nearby towns of Caboolture, D'Aguilar and Woodford, but a sawmill was eventually built in the fledgling town. A number of larger mills were operated on various parts of the mountain until the last closed in 1982. A special tractor called the Linn tractor was used to haul logs instead of bullock teams in the early 1930s. Over time, agriculture became important to the economy of the area, with dairy farms and banana plantations being particularly important.

Mount Mee was initially governed as a part of the Caboolture Divisional Board, but was rolled into the new Moreton Bay Region when that entity was amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City in 2008.


In the 2016 census, Mount Mee recorded a population of 484 people, 49.9% female and 50.1% male. The median age of the Mount Mee population was 49 years, 11 years above the national median of 38. 73.6% of people living in Mount Mee were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.7%, Scotland 1.5%, New Zealand 1.3%, Germany and Netherlands 0.8%. 84.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Spanish and Slovene.

State Forest and Forest Reserve

Mount Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve is a nature preserve located in Mount Mee. It features eucalyptus forests, small sections of rainforest, and plantations of Hoop Pine.


Mount Mee State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1368 Mt Mee Road (27°04′50″S 152°46′16″E / 27.0806°S 152.7711°E / -27.0806; 152.7711 (Mount Mee State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 72 students with 9 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

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