return to  >  Buying  >  about the area






Postcode: 4550  |  distance to brisbane cbd: 80 km



Landsborough is a small town with a population of 3,706.



Landsborough is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It is situated north of the Glasshouse Mountains just off Steve Irwin Way, 82 kilometres north of Brisbane at the base of the southern end of the Blackall Range. Landsborough is situated on the North Coast railway line from Brisbane and there are several services daily southbound to Brisbane and northbound to Nambour and Gympie. It is one of the main rail/bus interchanges for TransLink bus services to the Sunshine Coast. The Bruce Highway passes along the easter boundary of the locality.



Landsborough was named for the British born explorer William Landsborough who was the first European to cross Australia north to south. The earliest European settlers arrived in the area in 1871. Originally called Mellum Creek ("mellum" is an Aboriginal word for "volcano"), it dates from 1871 when Isaac Burgess erected a slab hut with bark roof as "port of call" for Cobb and Co coaches stopping for refreshments and a change of horses. Mellum Creek Post Office opened on 23 January 1881. It was renamed Landsborough in 1890.


In the past Landsborough was one of the larger towns of the Sunshine Coast having a large logging industry. In comparison, beachside Caloundra was a fishing village to its east, as opposed to the larger popular tourist destination it is today. In 1912, the town became the administrative centre for the Landsborough Shire after separating from the Caboolture Shire. Landsborough Shire merged into the City of Caloundra in 1968. The Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall was celebrated with a stump capping ceremony on 24 November 1923 involving Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Murrumba, Richard Warren. The hall was officially opened on 4 May 1924 by Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan.



Landsborough State School opened in September 1879 and currently caters for students from Prep to Year six.


Heritage listings

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


Cribb Street: Landsborough Air Raid Shelter

6 Maleny Street: former Landsborough Shire Council Chambers

Steve Irwin Way in Glenview: North Coast Roadside Rest Areas



Landsborough today is a popular tourism stop off due to the fact it is the first stop and is often regarded as the Gateway to the hinterland Tourist Trail. Landsborough today features parks and playgrounds, such as Pioneer park. There is a museum located in the former Landsborough Shire Council Chambers which contains a large number of historical artefacts from the local area. Landsborough's economy mostly derives from small businesses, with many cafés and small eateries.



The Landsborough Shire Museum houses artefacts from the pre-colonial and the early pioneer years from the area of the former Landsborough shire and the modern day Caloundra City region. Of note are the artefacts belonging to explorer William Landsborough.



The Landsborough railway station provides access to Brisbane, Nambour and Gympie via train and is the major bus transport hub for the coastal regions of the Sunshine Coast.





Be the first to receive all of the latest listings and property news. 



Let The Memories Begin









About Us

For Sale

Why Choose Us

For Rent

Investing In Property

About Us

Recent Sales


Suburb Information

Understanding Risk


Buying Tips

Market Appraisal

Rental Guide

Investment Terms

Our Team

Buyers Guide

What A Vendor Wants

Rental Property Alert

Investment Mistakes

Join Our Team

Buying At Auction

Free eBook

Tenant Information

The Rule Of 72

Our Service Pledge

Suburb Profiles

To Serve

Property Management

Financial Planning Success

Helpful Information

The Right Property

Agents To Avoid

Management Guarantee

Six Keys To Investing

Contact Us

Moving Tips

Is The Price Right

Rental Appraisal

Simple Investment Rules



Marketing Plan

Landlord Information

Planning For Your Future

Follow Us

Property News

The Selling Process

Landlord Services

Negative Gearing



Selling Tips

Investing In Property

Investment Goals

Real Estate Glossary

Selling By Auction

Start Now

Investing Glossary


Wish List

Selling Methods


Australian Income Statistics


Open Homes

Why Properties Don't Sell


First Home Buyers



Getting Your Home Ready


Investment Alert



How Do I Sell My Property





Marketing Options





Links   |   Privacy Policy   |   Disclaimer   |   Website Created By Elite Heat Web 2017