Carbrook, Queensland

Logan City, Queensland

Logan River at Carbrook Ski Park (left) and Alberton (right), 2014
Population 1,195 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4130
Location 37 km (23 mi) south of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Redlands
Federal Division(s) Bowman
Suburbs around Carbrook:
Mount Cotton Mount Cotton Redland Bay
Cornubia Carbrook Redland Bay
Eagleby Alberton Alberton

Carbrook is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2] Carbrook was previously called Gramzow, a name of German origin. The German name was anglicised in 1916 during the First World War.[3][4]


In the 2011 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,195 people, 48.1% female and 51.9% male. The median age of the Carbrook population was 47 years, 10 years above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Carbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 3.7%, Scotland 1.3%, India 1%, Germany 1%. 89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Punjabi, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Arabic, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

Cable Ski Park

Carbrook is home to one of three operating cable parks in Australia. Situated next to the Logan River, Cable Ski Logan is suitable for the first time kneeboarder to the experienced wakeboarder.


Gramzow Mill at Logan

Carbrook was originally known as Gramzow after the village of Gramzow, Uckermark, Northern Germany, the name being given to it by the early German settlers who arrived in 1867. During World War 1, German names were unpopular and many German-sounding placenames were changed. In 1916, Gramzow's school and post office were renamed Carbrook.[5]

Until 1949, Carbrook was within the Shire of Tingalpa.[6]

Heritage listings

Carbrook has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Golf course

The Carbrook Golf Club is located at the edge of a creek that leads into the ocean nearby. More than a dozen bull sharks reportedly inhabit a lake at the edge of the golf course, and locals claim that the sharks likely arrived there following a flood in the 1990s.[10][11]

Recreational areas and schools

Carbrook hosts three functioning schools, two of which are private. There is one state school that is functioning and one that is monumental: Old Carbrook State School. A caravan park is adjacent to the cable ski park (See above). Fishing is favoured in various places by the Logan River. Wirunya hostel in situated in the vicinity.

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carbrook (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. "Carbrook (entry 48112)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. "Changing of German place names in Australia". 1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 1926. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. "Carbrook". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. "Carbrook" (PDF). Local Studies Handout. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  7. "Carbrook Lutheran Cemetery (entry 601660)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  8. "Fachwerk Farmhouse (entry 601647)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  9. "Carbrook State School (former) (entry 600661)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  10. Chandler, Rick (13 April 2011). "It's not really a water hazard unless you've got sharks (video)". NBC Sports - Off the Bench. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  11. DelVecchio, Steve (13 April 2011). "Australia Golf Course Has Water Hazard with World's Deadliest Sharks". Larry Brown Sports. Retrieved 15 April 2011.

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Coordinates: 27°41′13.51″S 153°16′33.69″E / 27.6870861°S 153.2760250°E / -27.6870861; 153.2760250

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