Palmwoods on the
Sunshine Coast

The Gateway to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Located on the Sunshine Coast, Palmwoods is considered the gateway to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Established as a farming town, primarily fruit growers, by early European settlers and previously named Merriman Flats in 1881, Palmwoods is now a hot spot on the Sunshine Coast.


Palmwoods covers an area of 23.9 km2 and has a population of 5,676 residents (2016 Census). There has been welcomed new growth in the area over the recent years with several new estates being established.

The location of Palmwoods makes it an ideal home for many residents. Surrounded by lovely greenery, mountains, and rural properties, you can find peace and quiet here during most days of the week.

The Palmwoods train station which connects Brisbane to Gympie makes it a very convenient commute for workers and travellers in Southeast Queensland. Being centrally located on the Sunshine Coast residents can quickly access most shops, services, and amenities.

Whether it be travelling up to Melany for some wine and local delicacies, taking the family for a swim to one of the many gorgeous beaches on a summer’s day or heading out for some fine dining or shopping therapy, Palmwoods has you covered.

In Palmwoods township there are many popular cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and watering holes, including the Palmwoods Pub and Ricks Garage Diner, that welcome many tourists come the weekend.

The community often comes together for festivals, events, teachings, and other forums for all walks of life. We have local groups catering to all parties, including fitness venues, community gardens, business groups and sporting facilities.

The Palmwoods State Primary School, established in 1889, has approximately 500 students. There are several childcare centres locally and for senior students, we are a stone through away from some of the best schools on the Sunshine Coast.

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Palmwoods Real Estate
and Suburb Info

Palmwoods spans approximately 24 square kilometres and has about 30 parks covering approximately 3.7% of the area.

Palmwoods is close to 75% rural with many detached residential dwellings.

The population of Palmwoods was 5,492 in 2011 and by 2016 the population had increased to 5,676, showing a population growth of 3.35% in the area over that time.

Predominantly the age group of Palmwoods residents is 40-59 years.

Households in Palmwoods primarily consist of couples with kids, and they are likely to be repaying approximately $1,800 – $2,399 per month on their mortgage repayments. Overall, they mostly work in a professional occupation. 

The houses and real estate in Palmwoods that are owner-occupied between the years 2011-2016 have remained constant at around 75%.

The current median sales price of houses in the Palmwoods real estate area is $870,495.

Palmwoods is one of those suburbs which is appealing to young families and first-home buyers, retirees, and investors due to its affordability. 

It’s a fantastic suburb to enter the market, with an expected price rise over the recent years. 

Located on the train line and within proximity to all attractions and amenities of the Sunshine Coast, the future growth prospect is favourable.

Current Properties for Sale in Palmwoods

For sale

31 Taronga Street Palmwoods, Qld Sunshine Coast 4555

Discover the perfect blend of modern convenience and natural beauty at 31 Taronga, Palmwoods. This beautifully maintained property sits on a generous 781 square metre plot, offering ample space for outdoor living and entertainment. The home features four spacious bedrooms, and additional living spaces, providing versatile options for family living or additional rental income. A contemporary kitchen with a servery to the enclosed back patio seamlessly connects to two living areas, making it ideal for family gatherings and entertaining.

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Key Facts about Palmwoods

Palmwoods Medical and Emergency

Emergency Services
Phone: 000

Palmwoods Police Station
13 Margaret St, Palmwoods.
07 5445 0749

Palmwoods Rural Fire Brigade
19 Margaret St Palmwoods.
07 5445 0048

Palmwoods Medical Centre
Margaret Street, Palmwoods.
07 5445 9075

Palmwoods Clinic Family Medicine
9 Margaret Street, Palmwoods.
07 5457 3788

Palmwoods Pharmacy
2/4 Margaret Street, Palmwoods.
07 5445 9599

Healthscope Pathology
7 Margaret Street, Palmwoods.
07 5457 3715

Palmwoods Physiotherapy
5/12 Hill Street, Palmwoods.
07 5478 8500

Palmwoods Chiropractic Centre
37 Main Street, Palmwoods.
07 5445 9473 / 0488 661 103

Palmwoods Schools


  • Palmwoods State Primary School
  • Woombye State Primary School
  • Chevallum State Primary School
  • Eudlo State Primary School
  • Buderim Mountain State School
  • Montville State School
  • Burnside State Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • Nambour Christian College (NCC)
  • Suncoast Christian College (SCC)

Secondary / Combined

  • Nambour Christian College (NCC)
  • Suncoast Christian College (SCC)
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar School
  • St Johns College Nambour
  • Burnside State High School
  • Nambour State High School

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