Bonogin, Queensland

Bonogin is a rural hinterland locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,573 people.[1]

Gold CoastQueensland
Bonogin General Store.jpg
Bonogin General Store, 2012
Bonogin is located in Queensland
Coordinates28°08′07″S 153°21′30″E / 28.1352°S 153.3583°E / -28.1352; 153.3583Coordinates: 28°08′07″S 153°21′30″E / 28.1352°S 153.3583°E / -28.1352; 153.3583
Population4,573 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density118.17/km2 (306.0/sq mi)
Area38.7 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location81 km (50 mi) S of Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Bonogin:
Mudgeeraba Mudgeeraba Reedy Creek
Austinville Bonogin Tallebudgera Valley
Austinville Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Valley


Bonogin is on the edge of the Gold Coast hinterland.[3] It is about 81 kilometres (50 mi) away from Brisbane.[4]


The origin of name is not known, but it is speculated that it is derived from the Aboriginal word Boonoo meaning red bloodwood.[5]

European settlement commenced in the 1870s. The early industries were timber cutting and dairying. Later bananas were grown.[5]

Approval was given to establish a school in 1913.[6] Bonogin Creek State School opened on 7 July 1913. There were closures due to teacher shortages in 1917 and 1921. The school finally closed on 30 March 1924.[5][7] The school building was relocated to Wunburra (near Springbrook) in 1934.[8]

In the 1980s, some of the farms were subdivided to form acreage residential developments.[5]

According to the 2011 census it had a population of 4,182.[9][4]

In the 2016 census, Bonogin had a population of 4,573 people.[1]

Bonogin CreekEdit

Part of the City of Gold Coast's Beaches to Bushland volunteer restoration program includes Bonogin Creek. The primary tributary of the creek begins in the Gold Coast hinterland. A hinterland regional park bushcare group was established in 1999 to address conservation of local plant species and also attempt to restore natural habitat of the creek. Davenport Park is a suburban park running along a lower point of the creek, within suburban Bonogin. In 2013 Bonogin Valley bushcare group formed to help with restoration of the park and creek area.[10]


The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Davenport Park on Bonogin Road East.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonogin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ "Bonogin - locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46030)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ Gold Coast Suburb Guide – Bonogin, QLD, 4213. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b Bonogin Demographics (QLD) Local Stats. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "Bonogin History". History of our suburbs. City of Gold Coast Council. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  6. ^ "CLASSIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERS OF STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 29 March 1913. p. 14. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "PUBLIC WORKS". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 August 1934. p. 23. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bonogin (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 April 2014.  
  10. ^ "Bonogin Bushcare Group". Gold Coast Parks. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

External linksEdit

  • "Bonogin". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.