town in Queensland, Australia

Gympie is a town in Queensland, Australia. The city is built on the banks of the Mary River. It is about 160 km (99 mi) north of Brisbane. In 2011 there were 18,602 people living in Gympie.[2] Gympie is named after the Aboriginal words Gympie Gympie or Gimpi Gimpi, meaning the stinging tree.[3] The town was first called Nashville, after James Nash who found gold there in 1867.[3] In 1868 it became Gympie.

Gympie Town Hall, 2015
Gympie is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°11′24″S 152°39′56″E / 26.19°S 152.6655°E / -26.19; 152.6655
Population20,810 (2015)
 • Density300.29/km2 (777.7/sq mi)
Area69.3 km2 (26.8 sq mi)[1] (2011 urban)
Location160 km (99 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Gympie Region
State electorate(s)Gympie
Federal division(s)Wide Bay
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.1 °C
81 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
1,132.9 mm
44.6 in
Localities around Gympie:
Two Mile Araluen Victory Heights
Widgee Crossing North Gympie Victory Heights
Southside Monkland Monkland


  1. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Gympie". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. "Statistical Local Areas: Gympie". 2011 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 21 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Reed, A. W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest: Reed Books Pty.Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 0730100510.