Miallo, Queensland

Miallo is a locality in the Shire of Douglas, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Miallo had a population of 376 people.[1]

Miallo house.jpg
A farm house in Miallo next to the cane railway.
Miallo is located in Queensland
Coordinates16°24′20″S 145°22′06″E / 16.4055°S 145.3683°E / -16.4055; 145.3683Coordinates: 16°24′20″S 145°22′06″E / 16.4055°S 145.3683°E / -16.4055; 145.3683
Population376 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density12.83/km2 (33.24/sq mi)
Area29.3 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Douglas
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Miallo:
Whyanbeel Whyanbeel Bamboo
Syndicate Miallo Rocky Point
Syndicate Mossman Newell


Miallo consists of flat land (about 10 metres above sea level) which is used for farming surrounding a mountainous area rising to Mount Somerset, a peak 200 metres above sea level).[3][4] The crops grown are sugarcane and tropical fruit.[5] There is a cane tramway system through Miallo to deliver sugarcane to the sugar mill at Mossman.[4]


The name Miallo is an Aboriginal word, meaning wild country.[2]

Mialloa Provisional School opened on 2 October 1911. It became Miallo State School on 30 July 1923.[6]


Miallo State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Miallo Bamboo Creek Road between Rutherford Road and Syndicate Road (16°23′20″S 145°22′34″E / 16.3888°S 145.3761°E / -16.3888; 145.3761 (Miallo State School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 179 students with 16 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).[9]

The nearest secondary school is in neighbouring Mossman.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Miallo (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Miallo - locality in Shire of Douglas (entry 48754)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Mount Somerset - mountain in Douglas Shire (entry 31393)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Destination Daintree". Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Miallo State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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