Caboolture

About Caboolture

Located on the north side of the Caboolture River which separates the town from neighbouring suburb Morayfield, Caboolture is an urban centre, considered to be the northernmost urban area of the greater Brisbane region.

Neighbouring suburbs to Caboolture include Beachmere, Bellmere, Caboolture South, Elimbah, Moodlu, Morayfield, Ningi, Toorbul and Wamuran.

Caboolture has been experiencing rapid growth over recent years, with several thousand residents moving to the Caboolture region every year.

Facilities in Caboolture

In and around Caboolture you will find an abundance of sports grounds and clubs, schools, parks and playgrounds and retail precincts that all help to bring the community together.

Located in the heart of Caboolture you will find a thriving community meeting place, The Caboolture Hub. This modern, award winning facility is comprised of the Learning and Business Centre, Caboolture Library and Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, designed to offer the people of Caboolture a centre for local culture, art, history and education.

Major Events in Caboolture

Over thirty-thousand people travel to Caboolture annually for the Abbey Medieval Festival, held every July. A unique event that enables visitors to co-create their own medieval experience in a highly engaging and immersive event that is proudly the most authentic in the southern hemisphere.

Other major annual events include Farm Fantastic, Caboolture Festival held every August, Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) Horse and Home show and the Caboolture Show.

Things to see and do in Caboolture

History of Caboolture

The Caboolture area is the traditional home of the Kabi Aboriginal people. The name “Caboolture” is derived from the Kabi words meaning “Place of the carpet snake”.

In 1842, the Caboolture area was colonised by Europeans when the land around Moreton Bay was opened up to the free settlers. By 1867, a tiny settlement was established in Caboolture as a supply centre for settlers in the area and to service the needs of the miners travelling to Gympie to the goldfields. In 1879, the shire was constituted and in 1888 the railway line to Brisbane was opened.

Dream becomes $1.7m reality at museum
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Dream becomes $1.7m reality at museum

Work has started on the $1.7m Abbey Museum Art Gallery and Café extension for paintings never put on display at the Caboolture attraction before. ** FREE TO READ **

Enjoy Caboolture Feasts and Beats
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Enjoy Caboolture Feasts and Beats

Caboolture Feasts and Beats returns to the outdoors with its vibrant atmosphere, delicious food and live entertainment. Here's the details

"Shocked" to be unsung hero
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"Shocked" to be unsung hero

Caboolture rugby coach Sione Lolohea was “shocked” to be named one of Australia's top 10 unsung sporting heroes in the Cadbury Volunteer Values Awards. ** FREE TO READ **

Landmark for $8m river project
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Landmark for $8m river project

The $8 million Caboolture River Rehabilitation Project has reached a major milestone.

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New services for Bribie hospital

Services at the new Bribie Island Satellite Hospital have been expanded to include chemotherapy. ** FREE TO READ **

Medal haul for North Lakes centre
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Medal haul for North Lakes centre

PK Taekwondo, the North Lakes-based martial arts training centre, struck gold, silver and bronze at the Australian National Championships. ** FREE TO READ **

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Works starts on new $17.5m PCYC

Construction of a new $17.5 million Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Caboolture is officially underway. See more pictures ** FREE TO READ **

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Jessika's journey from Maccas to clinical trials

More than 300 students graduated from UniSC’s Moreton Bay and Caboolture campuses this month – including a former McDonald’s manager. Picture gallery, time lapse videos *FREE TO READ **

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"So honoured" to win first Matildas cap

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New school set to open in Redcliffe
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From school drop out to top medical degree

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