Suburb Profile: Elanora

Location and boundaries

Elanora is bounded by the Pacific Motorway in the north, Guineas Creek Road and Simpsons Road in the east, the locality of Currumbin Valley in the south, and the locality of Tallebudgera and the Tallebudgera Creek in the west.

Name origin

Elanora is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “a home by the sea”.



Land area

889 hectares (9 Km2)

Population density

13.10 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the 1970s, with rapid growth during the 1980s and early 1990s. Population growth continued between 1996 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Elanora is a developing residential area, with substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Pines Elanora Shopping Centre, 19th Avenue Shopping Centre, Tally Valley Golf Club, Tally Valley Indoor Sports, Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve, Elonora Oval and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14