Cooloola Cove, a township on the south-west shoreline of Tin Can Bay inlet, is 170 km north of central Brisbane.

Originally named Cooloola Village, the township began in the late 1980s. The name came from the Cooloola coastal sands and was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the cypress pine often found in the foredunes.

Several watercourses run through the township into the inlet, and most of them have linear parks. Mainly a retirement haven, a selling point for Cooloola Cove is that house allotments sell for under the usual price around Hervey Bay and Cooloola Cove's travel time to Brisbane is 45 minutes less.

In 2005 a new housing estate, Cooloola Sands, was begun, followed by a shopping centre to augment the Cooloola Cove store and community markets at the public hall.

The Cooloola Village airpark is adjacent to Tin Can Bay.

Cooloola Cove's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
1996610
20011047
20061946
20112513

The median age of residents at the 2011 census was 50 compared with 37 for Australia.

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