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Mudjimba
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Mudjimba Island and Mudjimba Beach - panoramio.jpg
Mudjimba Island and Mudjimba Beach, 2004
Mudjimba is located in Queensland
Mudjimba
Mudjimba
Coordinates 26°37′07″S 153°05′33″E / 26.6186°S 153.0925°E / -26.6186; 153.0925 (Mudjimba (centre of suburb))
Population 2,540 (2016 census)
 • Density 794/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4564
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Maroochy
State electorate(s) Maroochydore
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Mudjimba:
Marcoola Marcoola Coral Sea
Pacific Paradise Mudjimba Coral Sea
Twin Waters Twin Waters Coral Sea

Mudjimba is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, and forms part of the Maroochydore urban centre. In the 2016 census Mudjimba had a population of 2,540 people.

History

Mudjimba gets its name from the local plant, the Midyam (Austromyrtus) bush.

Geography

Mudjimba Island sits about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) off the coast. Also known as Old Woman Island, this is arguably the best surf break in the Sunshine Coast Region.

Transport

Sunshine Coast Airport is located adjacent to the suburb; the Sunbus depot is near the airport.

Attractions

Recently the ex-HMAS Brisbane was scuttled five kilometres off the coast.

Amenities

Mudjimba is home to the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club. The club was founded in 1996.

Education

There are no schools in Mudjimba. The nearest primary school is Pacific Paradise State School in neighbouring Pacific Paradise to the west. The nearest secondary school is Maroochydore State High School in Maroochydore to the south.

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