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Mutchilba
Queensland
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Mutchilba is located in Queensland
Mutchilba
Mutchilba
Coordinates 17°08′19″S 145°12′33″E / 17.1386°S 145.2091°E / -17.1386; 145.2091Coordinates: 17°08′19″S 145°12′33″E / 17.1386°S 145.2091°E / -17.1386; 145.2091
Population 495 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.2159/km2 (3.149/sq mi)
Established 1955
Postcode(s) 4872
Elevation 480 m (1,575 ft)
Area 407.1 km2 (157.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 98 km (61 mi) SW of Cairns
LGA(s) Shire of Mareeba
State electorate(s)
  • Hill
  • Cook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Mutchilba:
Thornborough Arriga Arriga
Dimbulah Mutchilba Tolga
Dimbulah Irvinebank Watsonville

Mutchilba is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Mareeba, in Far North Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mutchilba had a population of 495 people.

Geography

It is located on the Mareeba-Dimbulah Road 34 kilometres (21 mi) west of Mareeba. It is known for its large production of mangoes.

History

Established in 1923, the town was downgraded by the Mareeba Shire Council in 1999 and has been officially a part of Dimbulah, Queensland since then.

Mutchilba Post Office opened on 1 March 1956 (a telegraph office had been open from 1936).

On 12 October 2012 it was announced that the town is again officially recognised in the Queensland place names database.

Mango Mardi Gras

Mutchilba is known for the "Mango Mardi Gras", which is a celebration of the many mango farms in the region.

Education

Mutchilba State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 33 Marsterson Street (17°08′21″S 145°12′43″E / 17.1393°S 145.2120°E / -17.1393; 145.2120 (Mutchilba State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 24 students with 2 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

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