Suburb Profile: Coombabah

Location and boundaries

Coombabah is bounded by Turana Street in the north, Oxley Drive and Pine Ridge Road in the east, the Gold Coast Highway in the south, and Coombabah Creek in the west.

Name origin

Coombabah is named from an Aboriginal word meaning either “place of the cobra worms” or “place of the turtles”.



Land area

1,165 hectares (12 Km2)

Population density

8.39 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the post-war years. Substantial growth took place from the 1970s. The population doubled during the 1990s, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.

Land use

Coombabah is a residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area, Ivan Gibbs Wetland Reserve, Coombabah Lake, Lakeside Country Club, Coombabah Plaza, Mason Field (Southport Airport) and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14