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Wulguru State School, circa 2022
Wulguru is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 4,570 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,576/km2 (4,080/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4811
Area 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Mundingburra
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Wulguru:
Annandale Idalia Cluden
Murray Wulguru Stuart
Murray Roseneath Stuart

Wulguru is an outer southern suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Wulguru had a population of 4,570 people.


Wulguru is a centrally located suburb with two major shopping centres near by being Fairfield Waters and Annandale Central. Around Wright Street there are many Queenslander-style houses.

The bushy hills in some areas provide panoramic views of Townsville and Magnetic Island. Most of the area is owned by the Australian Army and is fenced off.


"Wulguru" is the name of an extinct Aboriginal language and it is claimed that the word itself means "windy valley".


The Edison Street Plaza is the main shopping centre of the suburb consisting of an Edison Street Seafood, video hire, Chinese dining, a bakery, a St vincent De Paul store, a butcher, a hairdresser and a handy mini-mart. Next to the school is a park and several soccer fields as well as a scout hall. Other schools close to the vicinity of Wulguru are Southern Cross Catholic School and William Ross High School.

World War 2 bunker

At the corner of Diamantina Street and Stuart Drive is a large block of land at the base of Mount Stuart. During World War II, this was the site of No. 3 Fighter Sector RAAF including bunkers. Three Fighter Sector headquarters comprised 32 rooms in the large rectangular concrete building with caneite partitions forming various passageways. The building still stands today and is 60 ft by 42 ft. The mezzanine floor has long since disappeared.

The bunker structure is classified in the Queensland Heritage Register (ref: 601708) and encompasses the boundary of Diamantina Street, Stuart Drive and Hill Street.


Wulguru State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Edison Street (19°19′28″S 146°48′44″E / 19.3245°S 146.8121°E / -19.3245; 146.8121 (Wulguru State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 302 students with 27 teachers (24 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no secondary schools in Wulguru. The nearest government secondary school is William Ross State High School in neighbouring Annandale to the north-west; it is adjacent to the Southern Cross Catholic College.

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