Mossman Suburb Snapshot

Located 15 minutes north of Port Douglas, Mossman is a thriving township known for its sugar cane and exotic fruit farming. The Mossman River flows through the locality from west (Finlayvale /Mossman Gorge) to east (Newell Beach/Bonnie Doon)

LGA & Postcode:
Shire of Douglas,

12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)

Population (census 2016):

Living in Mossman:
Mossman is a picturesque little township nestled at the foot of the mountains among bright green fields of sugar cane. It is a friendly town with country stores and historic pubs along the wide tree-lined main street.

Five minutes west of Mossman you’ll find Mossman Gorge, a popular attraction with a beautiful stretch of tropical rainforest where local Aborigines can tell their tales and introduce visitors to traditional Aboriginal life.

Sugar cane farming is an important aspect of the local economy, with the Mossman Central Mill, the only sugar mill in the district. There is a network of cane tramways through Mossman and nearby sugarcane growing areas to deliver the harvested sugarcane to the mill.

The town offers a high school and primary school. Mossman State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 30-34 Front Street and Mossman State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 46-62 Front Street.

Mossman has a number of sporting clubs such as the Mossman Sharks rugby league club, Coral Coast Judo Club, Douglas United Dragons Football (Soccer) Club, Mossman Gymnastics and Bodies in Motion Dance School.

Real estate market statistics:
The median property price in Mossman is $370,000. Based on five years of sales, Mossman has seen a compound growth rate of 2.8% for houses. The median price for a 3 bed house is currently $420,000.

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The predominant age group in Mossman is 50-59 years. Households in Mossman are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1000 - $1399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Mossman work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 52.2% of the homes in Mossman were owner-occupied compared with 52.3% in 2016.

(Information retrieved from CoreLogic)