Suburb Profile: Palm Beach

Location and boundaries

Palm Beach is bounded by the Coral Sea in the north, Currumbin Creek in the east, the Pacific Motorway in the south, and Tallebudgera Creek in the west.



Land area

632 hectares (6 Km2)

Population density

22.10 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for sugar plantations. Population was minimal until the 1920s, following subdivision. Significant development occurred during the post war years, particularly from the 1970s. The population increased slightly 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

Palm Beach is a residential and tourist area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pacific Beach, Palm Beach, Tallebudgera Beach, the Currumbin Creek, the Tallebudgera Creek, Beree Badalla Reserve, Laguna Park, Palm Beach Parklands, Salk Oval, Tallebudgera Creek Park, Tarrabora Reserve, Mallawa Drive Sports Complex, Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club, Tallebudgera Beach School, Palm Beach Pool and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14