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Newell is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 336 (2016 census)
 • Density 21.40/km2 (55.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4873
Area 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) Shire of Douglas
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Localities around Newell:
Miallo Rocky Point Coral Sea
Miallo Newell Coral Sea
Mossman Bonnie Doon Cooya Beach

Newell is a coastal town and rural locality in the Shire of Douglas, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Newell had a population of 336 people.


The locality is bounded to the west by the Mossman Daintree Road and a cane tramway line to the Mossman Sugar Mill and to the east by the Coral Sea. It is partly bounded to the north by Coop Creek and Saltwater Creek and to the south by the Mossman River, which enters the Coral Sea at the south-eastern point of the locality. The town is spread along on the coastline with most houses only two streets from the beach. The remainder of the land, all of which is low-lying, is predominantly used for agriculture, mostly sugarcane.

Despite its name, the Mossman Golf Course is located in Newell on the north-east corner of the Mossman Daintree Road and Newell Road. There is a boat launching ramp into the Mossman River at the southern end of Rankin Street.


The town is named after prominent local business man and politician John Newell.


There are no schools in Newell but there are primary and secondary schools in neighbouring Mossman.

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