Elanora, Queensland

Elanora is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 Census, Elanora had a population of 11,681.[2]

Gold CoastQueensland
Seaview Parade, Elanora, Queensland.jpg
Seaview Parade, 2015
Population12,145 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,365/km2 (3,534/sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Area8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Currumbin
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Elanora:
Tallebudgera Palm Beach Palm Beach
Tallebudgera Elanora Palm Beach
Currumbin Valley Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters

Elanora is located between Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek, 13 kilometres (8 mi) west-north-west of the coastal border town of Coolangatta and 94 kilometres (58 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Its local government area is the City of Gold Coast.


In the 2011 census, Elanora recorded a population of 11,645 people, 51.9% female and 48.1% male.[2] The median age of the Elanora population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 76.6% of people living in Elanora were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 5%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.5%. 91.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Serbian.[2]


Elanora, an Aboriginal word for "home by the sea", was originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922.[3]

Elanora Branch Library opened in 2007.[4]


Pine trees in Elanora

Elanora is bounded by Tallebudgera Creek to the northwest, Pacific Motorway to the northeast and east, and Guineas Creek and Simpsons Roads to the southeast.[5] It contains Elanora State High School, Elanora Primary School and a small neighbourhood shopping centre on Nineteenth Avenue, and The Pines, a larger shopping centre on Guineas Creek Road. Elanora also has a large public library. Under the Queensland Government proposal to extend the Gold Coast railway line, a station at Elanora, near The Pines Shopping Centre has been proposed.


Elanora is held under the Federal Seat; Division of McPherson. The incumbent member for parliament is Liberal Party member Karen Andrews. In the State Elections the suburb is represented by Liberal Party member Jann Stuckey. In the Local Government, Gold Coast City Council, Elanora is divided into two electorates: Division 13 and Division 14. Division 13 is represented by Cr Daphne McDonald (Deputy Mayor) and Division 14 is represented by Cr Chris Robbins.

Community facilitiesEdit

Gold Coast City Council operates Elanora Branch Library in The Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Road.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Elanora (Qld.) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 January 2018.  
  2. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Elanora, Queensland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 November 2015.  
  3. ^ Gold Coast City (31 December 2004). "Heritage Tour - Elanora". Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 13. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  5. ^ Ausway (2005). Brisway Street Directory (1 ed.). pp. Maps 829–830. ISBN 0-909439-10-9.
  6. ^ "Elanora Branch Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 28°07′59″S 153°27′00″E / 28.133°S 153.450°E / -28.133; 153.450