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Population 83 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.02485/km2 (0.0644/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4702
Area 3,339.6 km2 (1,289.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Livingstone Shire
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Stanage:
Coral Sea The Percy Group Coral Sea
Ogmore Stanage Shoalwater
Marlborough Kunwarara Shoalwater

Stanage is a coastal rural town and locality in the Livingstone Shire, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Stanage had a population of 83 people.


Stanage is at the head of the Torilla Peninsula (22°25′25″S 150°06′42″E / 22.4236°S 150.1116°E / -22.4236; 150.1116 (Torilla Peninsula)) jutting north into the Coral Sea with Broad Sound to the west and Shoalwater Bay to the east. The town is on the northernmost tip of the peninsula split across three areas of housing, one on the north-west side of the tip facing Thirsty Sound and two on the north-east side. The area is a popular weekend retreat from Rockhampton and offers fishing and crabbing.

On the eastern Shoalwater Bay side of the peninsula are six disconnected sections of land collectively constituting the Shoalwater Conservation Park.

Apart from the residential areas of the town and the conservation park, the remainder of the land within locality is used for grazing on native vegetation.

Mainland coastal features

Having such a large coast, there are many named headlands and other coastal features including:


There are also a number of named mountains:

Islands and island features

The extent of the locality extends into the Coral Sea and incorporates many island groups and individual islands and rocks:

Island groups

Individual islands, cays and rocks

Marine features

The extension into the Coral Sea also includes a number of marine features:


Stanage was created in 15 July 1989 to include the former localities of Plumtree, Alligator Bay and Alligator Point. The name refers to Stanage Park, an estate in Radnorshire, Wales owned by the Coltman Rogers family, who were involved in Torilla pastoral run from 1860.

In the 2016 census, Stanage had a population of 83 people.


There is a volunteer-run library supported by the Livingstone Shire Council.

There is a public boat ramp at Banksia Road (22°08′13″S 150°01′53″E / 22.1369°S 150.0313°E / -22.1369; 150.0313 (Boat ramp)).


There are no schools in Stanage. The nearest primary school is Marlborough State School in neighbouring Marlborough, 128 kilometres (80 mi) to the south-west. The nearest secondary schools are in Rockhampton, 173 kilometres (107 mi) to the south, so distance education and boarding schools are the alternatives.

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