Suburb Profile: Currumbin

Location and boundaries

Currumbin is bounded by the Coral Sea in the north, Flat Rock Creek, Blamey Drive and Stewart Road in the east, the Pacific Motorway in the south, and Currumbin Creek in the west.

Name origin

Currumbin is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “high up” or “place where high trees grow” or “kangaroo”.



Land area

203 hectares (2 Km2)

Population density

13.69 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for grazing and dairy farming. Growth took place from the 1880s to the early 1900s, following the establishment of the township and the construction of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the 1960s to the 1980s. Gradual growth continued between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population and dwellings stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Currumbin is a residential and tourist area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Superbee Honeyworld, Currumbin Beach, the Currumbin Creek, Palm Beach Currumbin Clinic, Currumbin Hill Conservation Park, Kropp Park, Littleford Family Park, Wallace Nicoll Park, Farrell Lookout and one school.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14