Perwillowen is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Perwillowen had a population of 221 people.[1]


The name Perwillowen is reportedly an Aboriginal name for pigeons. It has had many variant spellings over the years including Pillywillman, Pillawillamon, Pillewilliman and Perwillowan.[2]

Perwillowen Provisional School opened on 15 May 1916, becoming Perwillowen State School about 1923. It closed in October 1930 due to low student numbers but reopened on 13 July 1932. It finally closed in 1959.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Perwillowen (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Perwillowen - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48839)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

Further reading

  • Want, Barbara; Heaton, Daphne (1992), The Burnside-Perwillowen story & the history of Perwillowen Creek Provisional and State School, Maroochy Shire Council, ISBN 978-0-646-08791-7