Bonogin is a rural/residential suburb in the Gold Coast hinterland, immediately south of Mudgeeraba. It encloses most of Bonogin Creek, a tributary of Mudgeeraba Creek, and extends about 9 km from south to north. The main thoroughfare is Bonogin Road, from which numerous no-through roads radiate with residential and rural/residential frontages.

Bonogin Road follows the Bonogin Creek valley, which was farmed from the 1870s. The main activities were dairying, banana-growing and timber-getting; there was a sawmill recorded in the post office directory (1925) and a State primary school was open from 1913 to 1924.

During the 1980s farm blocks were re-occupied and subdivided for acreages and new settlers. Some house sites are elevated, with views to Stradbroke Island. House prices tend to be the same as or slightly higher than in neighbouring Tallebudgera Valley.

Bonogin's census populations have been:

census datepopulation
20063552
20114182