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Yatala BigPie.jpg
The Big Pie sign, 2008
Yatala is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,312 (2016 census)
 • Density 93.7/km2 (243/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4207
Area 14.0 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Coomera
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Yatala:
Mount Warren Park Beenleigh Eagleby
Windaroo Yatala Stapylton
Luscombe Ormeau

Yatala is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Yatala had a population of 1,312 people.


A property on the Albert River was acquired by a South Australian who named the property after Yatala Harbor near Port Augusta, South Australia. The word is from the Weira group of the Kaurna Aboriginal people, meaning water running by the side of a river. It refers to the swampy morass occurring when heavy rains cross what is usually a dry plain and was also used to describe the plain near Dry Creek in South Australia as evidenced by adjacent places named Yatala. See: Hundred of Yatala


Since 2006 development has been rapidly occurring within the suburb, with over 300 businesses now established within its boundaries. This type of urban development is predicted to eventually encompass all the semi-rural land currently separating the Brisbane Metropolitan Area and Gold Coast City. Currently, there is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of this land remaining between the two cities.


Yatala is home to the Yatala Pies shop which claims to have been "a landmark in the Yatala area" for "more than 130 years" as of 2011. The restaurant is considered a common stop-over for travellers between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

There are no permanent public libraries in the vicinity of Yatala (Yatala residents are ineligible to use the nearby Beenleigh public library as it is operated by the Logan City Council), however the Gold Coast City Council operates a mobile library which regularly visits the nearby suburb of Ormeau.


Yatala is linked to both Beenleigh and Ormeau railway stations by bus routes 728 and 729, operated by Surfside Buslines.


The Yatala Brewery is on a site bounded by Cuthbert Drive (and the Pacific Motorway) to the east, Darlington Drive to the north and Pearson Road to the west (27°45′18″S 153°14′05″E / 27.75493°S 153.23486°E / -27.75493; 153.23486 (Yatala Brewery)).

Yatala is the base for Supercar team Matt Stone Racing, and was previously the base for Stone Brothers Racing and later Erebus Motorsport.

Kanga Loaders, a heavy machinery manufacturer, are headquartered in Yatala.


Rivermount College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Rivermount Drive (27°45′14″S 153°12′01″E / 27.7539°S 153.2004°E / -27.7539; 153.2004 (Rivermount College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 917 students with 66 teachers (64 full-time equivalent) and 50 non-teaching staff (39 full-time equivalent).

There are no government schools in Yatala. The nearest government primary schools are Norfolk Village State School in neighbouring Ormeau to the south-east and Mount Warren Park State School in neighbouring Mount Warren Park. to the north-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Ormeau Woods State High School in neighbouring Ormeau to the south-east, Beenleigh State High School in Beenleigh to the north-west, and Windaroo Valley State High School in neighbouring Windaroo to the west.

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