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Noosa Shire Council

History & Heritage History & Heritage

Noosa Shire has a rich history and heritage from the first peoples through European settlement to the present day.  Many of our towns have retained significant numbers of heritage houses and businesses, including many unique ‘Queenslanders’. 

Noosa Shire also has ten State heritage listed properties, including the Lower Mill Site Boiler House and Kilns which is a Council owned and managed property that is open to the public daily. Other heritage sites include Alfred’s Joinery, Cooroora Masonic Hall, Cooroy Railway Station, Halse Lodge, Kin Kin Sawmill, Majestic Theatre, Noosa River Caravan Park, Mill Point Settlement Site and the Pomona Police Residence. 

More details of the State heritage listed sites can be found on Queensland Government website 

Details of sites that are on the Noosa Local Heritage Register can be found in Schedule 3 - Heritage Sites of the Noosa Plan 

To discover more about Noosa’s history visit the Noosa Library Service Heritage Library

To browse historic images of Noosa click the Picture Noosa 

Noosa Council is unique in having a heritage levy, which provides dedicated funding for a range of activities focused on preserving, documenting and interpreting the Shire’s history and heritage. Heritage Levy Policy and Heritage Levy Policy Guidelines

For heritage, queries contact Council’s Heritage Coordinator on (07) 5329-6534 or Email

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