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Fields, 2016
Tamrookum is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 91 (2016 census)
 • Density 4.76/km2 (12.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4285
Area 19.1 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Tamrookum:
Laravale Laravale Laravale
Knapp Creek Tamrookum Tabooba
Tamrookun Creek Innisplain Innisplain

Tamrookum is a rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Tamrookum had a population of 91 people.


The Mount Lindesay Highway traverses Tamrookum from north to south and forms part of the north west boundary. The eastern boundary is marked by the Logan River. A series of small, vegetated hills in the west rises to elevations of up to 140 m. In the east adjacent to the river the predominate land use is agriculture.


StateLibQld 2 232906 Rowing on Tamrookum Lagoon in the Beaudesert Shire
Tamrookum Lagoon, 1903

The name Tamrookum is believed to be a corruption of the Aboriginal words dhan/buragun meaning place of boomerangs.

Heritage listings

All Saints Anglican Church, 2005

Tamrookum has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Tamrookum State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 9019 Mount Lindesay Highway (28°06′23″S 152°54′56″E / 28.1064°S 152.9155°E / -28.1064; 152.9155 (Tamrookum State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 141 students with 15 teachers (8 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (7 full-time equivalent). There is no secondary school in Tamrookum; the nearest is Beaudesert State High School in Beaudesert.

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