Mooroobool, Queensland

Mooroobool is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mooroobool had a population of 7,222 people.[1]

Suburb of Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Cairns, Queensland

Carnation Drive and Primrose Street


16.9361°S 145.7297°E / -16.9361; 145.7297

Population 7,222 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,570/km2 (4,070/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4870
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Cairns
Federal division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Mooroobool:
Kanimbla Manoora Manunda
Lamb Range Mooroobool Westcourt
Earlville Earlville Bungalow

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Mooroobool is located 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) west of the Cairns central business district.

Mooroobool has a mixture of dwellings which are mainly residential and commercial properties. Nearby suburbs are Earlville and Kanimbla.

Mooroobool is situated in the Yidinji traditional Aboriginal country. [3] The suburb was named by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 September 1973.[2] The origin of the suburb name is from the geographical feature Mooroobool Peak located west from the suburb, named from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of the waters’. [4]

Kingsford Street is named after Richard Ash Kingsford, who was mayor of Cairns from 1885-1886 and in 1889.[5]

Balaclava State School opened on 2 February 1954.[6]

At the 2006 census, Mooroobool had a population of 6,618.[7]

In the 2016 census, Mooroobool had a population of 7,222 people.[1]

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