Kallangur, a residential suburb in the Pine Rivers district, is at the junction of Old Gympie Road (the former Bruce Highway) and the road to Redcliffe (Anzac Avenue). It is 26 km north of central Brisbane. The name was derived from an Aboriginal word thought to denote a good place.

Situated east of the North Coast railway line, Kallangur extended southwards from Dakabin to the North Pine River. In 1979 its southern part was gazetted a separate suburb, Murrumba Downs.

Kallangur was mostly good farm land, and in 1918 it was made a soldier settlement area. Farming was mixed, dairying, vegetable growing and pineapples. A postal receiving office was opened in 1927 and a state primary school in 1930. The main thoroughfare was Anzac Avenue, where according to the 1949 post office directory there were three storekeepers, two fuel merchants and a motor garage. Anzac Avenue became the main shopping strip, and it was from there in the late 1960s that residential subdivisions began. These grid-like street layouts were superseded by later non-grid and cul de sac street designs.

In 1957 the Kallangur Fair drive-in shopping centre was opened to the east along Anzac Avenue, in a location which included the emerging Murrumba Downs in its retail catchment. A community centre, a library and a council office are nearby. In 2003 another centre, Lillybrook Shopping Village, was opened to the north, at the corner of Old Gympie and Brickworks Roads. It has a supermarket, a discount department store and 16 other shops. There is a linear park along a stream running east across Kallangur and passing the Lillybrook shopping centre.

The north-west of Kallangur has the Dakabin State primary school (1992) and secondary education is found outside Kallangur at Deception Bay, Dakabin and Strathpine.

Kallangur and Murrumba Downs are on the route of a proposed railway from Petrie to Redcliffe. Kallangur's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation

Kallangur, Brisbane, Australia Post Public Relations section, 1978



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