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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Zilzie is 2,782, with a population density of 1.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Zilzie is bounded by the locality of Emu Park, Hartley Street and Connor Street in the north, the South Pacific Ocean in the east, Cawarral Creek in the south, and the locality of Coorooman in the west.

Name origin

Zilzie is named after an original property in the area, which was named as an anagram of the landholder's wife's name, Lizzie.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for cattle grazing. Some growth took place from the 1880s, aided by the construction of the railway line to Rockhampton, and the popularity of the area as a seaside resort. Population was minimal until the 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population more than trebling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly from the Zilzie Heights Estate and the Zilzie Bay Great Barrier Reef Resort development.

Land use

Zilzie is a growing residential and holiday area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Capricorn Coast National Park (Cocoanut Point), Castle Bellas Beach, Cocoanut Beach, Muskers Beach, Zilzie Beach, Arthurs Point, Rocky Point, Zilzie Point, Reef Palms Resort, Emu Park Gym & Swim and Thwaite Park.