Burpengary Schools & More

Part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council, and conveniently located just south of Caboolture, Burpengary is one of the area’s fastest growing communities. In fact, more than 14,000 people live in Burpengary, with easy access to a plethora of amenities and natural parks that make for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle for residents.

History of Burpengary

The name "Burpengary" is derived from the Aboriginal word "burpengar", meaning the "place of the green wattle". European settlement in Burpengary began in the 1870s, with timber cutting as the first industry. The town was initially founded as a truckstop on the North Coast Road, which is now known as the Bruce Highway. Over the years, Burpengary has evolved from a rural village into a bustling suburb, attracting residents with its natural assets and close proximity to Caboolture and Brisbane.

Burpengary Historical Photo: 1920s Fire Brigade
Burpengary Fire Brigade in the 1920s. Image courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council (reference number RMPC-101\101199).

Schools in Burpengary

Burpengary hosts a number of schools from primary through secondary levels. The government offerings include Burpengary State School, Burpengary Meadows State School, and Burpengary State Secondary College, all of which offer special education programs. St Eugene College is the local Catholic primary and secondary school, with a student population of over 1,000.

There are also several public and private schools in Caboolture, including Australian Christian College - Moreton. Caboolture is within a short drive from Burpengary. Parents searching for P-12 Christian schools in Burpengary will find that all students at ACC Moreton are well known, well loved and well taught by a dedicated team of Christian teachers.

Burpengary’s Natural Assets

Situated on the Burpengary Creek and the Bruce Highway, Burpengary offers a range of natural assets for residents and visitors to enjoy. The suburb is only about 6 km from the Deception Bay coastline, providing easy access to beautiful beaches and coastal activities. In addition, Burpengary is surrounded by parks and playgrounds, offering plenty of green spaces for families to explore and enjoy outdoor activities. With its proximity to both the coast and natural parks, Burpengary offers a diverse range of natural assets for residents to enjoy.

Gluten Free Cafe in Burpengary

Project Salubrious is a local favourite known for its exceptional food made from locally sourced ingredients, including dishes like Sriracha Chicken, Lamb Koftas, and Tiramisu. With a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, including owner and veteran chef Kurt, it's a haven for those with dietary restrictions as it offers gluten-free and dairy-free options that are as nutritious as they are mouth-watering. The restaurant also hosts engaging cooking classes, making it a top choice for both dining and culinary experiences.

Project Salubrious
The prosciutto, pear and rocket tart is a favourite among patrons, and it's easy to see why! (source: projectsalubrious on Instagram)

Hobbies & Interests of Burpengary Residents

The residents of Burpengary have a range of hobbies and interests to enjoy in their suburb. Families can spend their leisure time exploring the various outdoor spaces available. Burpengary also offers two shopping centres, Burpengary Plaza and Burpengary Village Shopping Centre, where residents can shop for their needs and indulge in retail therapy.

For those interested in sports and fitness, the Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre provides access to an Olympic pool, warm-up pool, and a gymnasium. Additionally, the Caboolture Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) offers educational programs and activities for those interested in environmental conservation and learning.

The Local Economy of Burpengary

Historically, the town was known for timber-cutting and sugar cane farming. However, in recent years, Burpengary has developed into an urban area with a range of industries and amenities. With its convenient location on the Bruce Highway and access to the Burpengary railway station, Burpengary provides commuting options for residents working in nearby areas. Overall, Burpengary's local economy is thriving, offering a range of employment opportunities and amenities for its residents.

Transport Options in Burpengary

Burpengary offers a range of transport options, ensuring that residents can easily commute to and from the suburb. The Burpengary train station serves the town, providing access to Queensland Rail City network services. Bus services are also available, with various bus routes connecting Burpengary to train services and other nearby areas. Burpengary–Caboolture Road (Morayfield Road) runs through the locality, providing easy access to major roads and highways for those who prefer to travel by car.

ACC Moreton offers a private school bus service to Burpengary on school days. See the map below for options.

  1. 1Jocelyn St, Caboolture
  2. 2Patrick St, Beachmere
  3. 3Dixon Ct, Beachmere
  4. 4Biggs Ave, Beachmere
  5. 5Main St, Beachmere
  6. 6Blaney St, Beachmere
  7. 7Campbell Pde, Beachmere
  8. 8Muldoon Pl, Ningi
  9. 9cnr Peel Rd & Bribie Island Rd, Ningi
  10. 10Bestmann Rd near Seeana Ct, Ningi
  11. 11cnr Bestmann Rd & Corrimal Pl, Sandstone Point
  12. 12Bestmann Rd E near Eimeo Pl, Sandstone Point
  13. 13Bestmann Road E, Sandstone Point
  14. 14Lakeside Cres, Ningi
  15. 15Water Gum Cres, Ningi
  16. 16Espanade, Godwin Beach
  17. 17ACC Moreton
  1. 1Elkhorn Ave, Bellara
  2. 2Warrigal St, Bellara
  3. 3cnr Pectoral Pl & Marina Blvd, Banksia Beach
  4. 4Raptor Crt, Banksia Beach
  5. 5Beagle Ave, Banksia Beach
  6. 6Miramar St, Bongaree
  7. 7Ottiwell St, Woorim
  8. 8Eden Cres. Woorim
  9. 9Morris St, Bongaree
  10. 10Allamanda Dr, Bongaree
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Xanadu Dr, Bellmere
  2. 2Bellview St, Caboolture
  3. 3cnr Hillcrest Ave & Park St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Afton St & Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  5. 5Tullawong Primary School
  6. 6cnr Central Springs Pde & Speedwell St, Caboolture
  7. 7Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  8. 8Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  9. 9Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Hammond Rd & Halcot Crt, Caboolture
  11. 11cnr Markwell Rd & Spring Ln, Caboolture
  12. 12cnr Markwell Rd & Limburg Ave, Caboolture
  13. 13cnr Markwell Rd & Cathy Crt, Caboolture
  14. 14Alcock Rd, Elimbah
  15. 15Breadsell Dr, Caboolture
  16. 16cnr Murrimbah Dr & Lyndhurst Tce, Caboolture
  17. 17Smiths Rd, Elimbah
  18. 18ACC Moreton
  1. 1Logrunner Dr, Upper Caboolture
  2. 2Tinney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  3. 3Darley Rd, Upper Caboolture
  4. 4Mackney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  5. 5Dobson Ln, Upper Caboolture
  6. 6Foodworks Parkridge Dr, Upper Caboolture
  7. 7Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  8. 8cnr Lincoln Ave & Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  9. 9Minimbah State School
  10. 10Cresthaven Dr & Crestwood Ave, Morayfield
  11. 11Torrens Rd & Carob Ct, Caboolture South
  12. 12River Dr at Lotus Ave, Bellmere
  13. 13Belle Air Dr near Riverside Cct, Bellmere
  14. 14Daintree St, Bellmere
  15. 15cnr Daintree St & Tara Gr, Bellmere
  16. 16Swann Road, Bellmere
  17. 17cnr Piggott Rd & Hind Crt, Bellmere
  18. 18cnr Kendall Rd & Cisticola Ct, Bellmere
  19. 19Ulster Drive, Bellmere
  20. 20King St at Caboolture Swimming Pool
  21. 21cnr Watt St & Jade St, Caboolture
  22. 22ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Bigmor Dr & Remor Crt, Elimbah
  2. 2cnr Bigmor Dr & Sammor Dr, Elimbah
  3. 3Shak St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Hodgskin St & Conte St, Caboolture
  5. 5McMillan St, Caboolture
  6. 6cnr Central Lakes Dr & Reddy Dr, Caboolture
  7. 7cnr Seeney St & McCorley Ct, Caboolture
  8. 8St Columbans Ct, Caboolture
  9. 9Joyner Cct, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Boyland St & Crawford St, Caboolture
  11. 11McAndrew St, Caboolture
  12. 12Lloyd St, Caboolture
  13. 13Male Rd, Caboolture
  14. 14cnr Scribbly Gum & White Ash Crt, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1Carnarvon Dr, Beerwah
  2. 2Sahara Rd, Glass House Mountains
  3. 3Sugar Coast Dr, Glass House Mountains
  4. 4Summit Close, Glass House Mountains
  5. 5Wattle St, Beerburrum
  6. 6Carawatha Rd, Elimbah
  7. 7Brushwood Place, Elimbah
  8. 8Beerburrum Rd near Kirsty Crt, Caboolture
  9. 9ACC Moreton
  1. 1Coach Stop William St, Kilcoy
  2. 2cnr Mary Smokes Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Royston
  3. 3Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  4. 4Pates Rd, Wamuran
  5. 5ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Woodsmoke Crt & Homestead Rd, Morayfield
  2. 2cnr Sauvignon Dr & Williamson Rd, Morayfield
  3. 3cnr Williamson Rd & Excelsier Dr Morayfield
  4. 4Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5cnr Creekside Dr & River Oak Way, Narangba
  6. 6Stone Ridge Bvd, Narangba
  7. 7cnr Tadorna St & Venus St, Burpengary
  8. 8Rosehill Rd, Burpengary
  9. 9cnr Hedges Ave & Pitt Rd, Burpengary
  10. 10Busoni Cres, Burpengary
  11. 11Hauton Rd, Burpengary
  12. 12cnr Lakeview & Oakey Flats Rd, Morayfield
  13. 13Greenbury Crt, Morayfield
  14. 14Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Princess St & Sunseeker St, Burpengary
  2. 2Cobb Rd, Burpengary East
  3. 3cnr Normanby Cres & Moreton Bay Blvd, Morayfield
  4. 4Graham Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5Laver St, Morayfield
  6. 6Coach Rd W near Lomandra Dr, Morayfield
  7. 7cnr Jack St & Graham Rd, Morayfield
  8. 8Market Dr near Suter Dr, Caboolture South
  9. 9Kevin Grove, Caboolture South
  10. 10Caboolture Train Station
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Windsor St, Woodford
  2. 2Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  3. 3Scotts Ln & D'Aguilar Hwy, Woodford
  4. 4cnr Mt Mee Rd & Newman Ln, Delaney Creek
  5. 5cnr D'Aguilar Hwy & Mount Mee Rd, D'Aguilar
  6. 6cnr Bell St & D'Aguilar Hwy, D'Aguilar
  7. 7cnr Cash St & Hartley Dr, D'Aguilar
  8. 8Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  9. 9cnr Patanga Pl & Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  10. 10cnr Rucker Rd & Campbells Pocket Rd, Wamuran
  11. 11cnr Forestcreek Pl & Mountaintrack Dr, Wamuran
  12. 12cnr Bye Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  13. 13cnr County Dr & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  14. 14cnr Machinery Pde & Commercial Dr, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton

Local Businesses, Burpengary

Burpengary is home to a range of local businesses that cater to the needs of residents, including:

By supporting these local businesses, residents help foster the growth and development of the local community.

Suburb Snapshot

  • The drive time from Burpengary to ACC Moreton is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Before and after school care is available for students of ACC Moreton through SmartPlay Caboolture (onsite).
  • Efficient kiss and drop zone operates along the front of ACC Moreton.
  • Bell times: 8.30am to 3.00pm
  • 2023 term dates:
    • Term 1: 23 January - 31 March
    • Term 2: 17 April - 16 June
    • Term 3: 10 July - 15 September
    • Term 4: 3 October - 29 November