Gold Coast, Queensland
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014
|Population||12,439 (2011 census)|
|Location||49 km (30 mi) south of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
|State electorate(s)||Albert, Coomera|
Ormeau is a hinterland town and suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Ormeau had a population of 12,439 people.
The name of the town came from Ormeau House the estate of Major Alexander Jenyns Boyd, a sugar planter of the 1860s. His first wife, Isabella (née Dawson) was born at Ormeau Road, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland. The word "ormeau" is French, meaning ‘young elm’.
Ormeau is located in the northern Gold Coast, approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Surfers Paradise, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south of Brisbane.
- Ormeau State Primary
- Norfolk Village State Primary School
- Livingstone Christian College
- Ormeau Woods State High School
- Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)
- The Toogoolawa School
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Ormeau Shearers is the local rugby league club who play home games at Ormeau Oval. The Ormeau Bulldogs are the local football (AFL) team for both juniors and masters (over 35's), which had two new ovals open for use in 2014.
The Darlington Park Raceway, which was located here and once used for an assignment on the third season of The Mole, was shut down in 2005 after complaints from the local council.
- 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- 1 2 "town (entry 25575)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- ↑ "suburb (entry 46073)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- ↑ "Ormeau Bulldogs Junior AFL Club". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
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Coordinates: 27°47′S 153°16′E / 27.783°S 153.267°E