Mowbray, Queensland

Mowbray is a coastal locality in the Shire of Douglas, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mowbray had a population of 321 people.[1]

Mowbray is located in Queensland
Coordinates16°35′42″S 145°29′50″E / 16.595°S 145.4972°E / -16.595; 145.4972Coordinates: 16°35′42″S 145°29′50″E / 16.595°S 145.4972°E / -16.595; 145.4972
Population321 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3.299/km2 (8.545/sq mi)
Area97.3 km2 (37.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Douglas
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Mowbray:
Cassowary Craiglie Coral Sea
Julatten Mowbray Oak Beach
Coral Sea
Mount Molloy Mona Mona Wangetti


Most of the terrain in Mowbray is mountainous with peaks such as Mount Garioch 623 metres (2,044 ft), Mount Charlie 572 metres (1,877 ft) and Harris Peak 1,068 metres (3,504 ft). Most of this mountain terrain is within a number of protected areas: Mowbray Conservation Park and Mowbray National Park to the west (covering the Great Dividing Range) and Macalister Range National Park for the hilly land in the east. Most of the unprotected land is in the north of the locality around the valleys of the Mowbray River and its tributary Spring Creek. The residential areas are in these valleys. The Captain Cook Highway passes through the locality from south to north, hugging the Coral Sea coast for much of the way. The low-lying river flats are used to grow sugarcane.[3]

Oak Beach is a small township along the coast of Mowbray which has been excised into its own locality.[3]


The locality of Mowbray was originally known as Mowbray River (which flows through the locality).[2][3]


There are no schools in Mowbray, but the nearest primary school is in Port Douglas and the nearest secondary school is in Mossman.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mowbray (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Mowbray - locality in Shire of Douglas (entry 48792)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 November 2018.