Mulgildie /ˈmʌlɡɪldi/ is a town and a locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Mulgildie had a population of 174 people.[1]


The town is located 497 kilometres (309 mi) from the state capital, Brisbane. The Burnett Highway passes through from south-east to north.


The town was named Mulgeldie in 1925, and is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal name bulgeldee referring to a deep waterhole on Three Moon Creek. The spelling was changed to Mulgildie on 15 March 1945.[2]

A postal receiving office opened in 1902 and closed in 1905. Mulgildie Post Office opened on 6 January 1925, was renamed Mulgeldie in September of that year, reverted to Mulgildie in 1945 and closed in 1991.[4]

Mulgildie Provisional School opened on 26 September 1927. In 1929 it became Mulgildie State School.[5]

St Mark's Anglican Church was dedicated on 10 May 1959 by Venerable Harold John Richards. Its closure circa 5 September 2009 was approved by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.[6]

At the 2006 census, Mulgildie had a population of 114.[7]


The Mulgildie branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Rooms at 14 Pine Street.[8]


Mulgildie State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Brigalow Street (24°57′48″S 151°08′02″E / 24.9634°S 151.1340°E / -24.9634; 151.1340 (Mulgildie State School)).[9][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 25 students with 4 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[11]

There is no secondary school in Mulgildie. The nearest secondary school is in Monto.[12]


In the centre of Mulgildie stands the sculpture of the Mulgildie Bunyip. Tourists are encouraged to visit the Bunyips watering hole approximately 10 minutes drive from Mulgildie, a place renowned for strange bubbling and churning waters and the subsequent disappearance of livestock.

Heritage listings

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mulgildie (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mulgildie - town in North Burnett Region (entry 23350)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Mulgildie - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 47370)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mulgildie (Monto Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Mulgildie State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "North Burnett Local Heritage Register" (PDF). North Burnett Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

External links

Media related to Mulgildie at Wikimedia Commons