Before European settlement, which began around 1862, the land was occupied by the Wangerriburra Clan of the Yugambeh language group. The name Yarrabilba comes from the Wangerriburra/Bundjalung language for place of song. The area contained two bora rings where ceremonies involving singing took place.
The Beaudesert railway line passing through the area to Canungra operated from 1915 to 1955.
During World War II the military training base Camp Cable was built between Logan Village and Tamborine, and included much of the land now part of Yarrabilba.
Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Yarrabilba became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.
On 28 November 2014, a portion of Yarrabilba was excised to create a new locality, Kairabah.
Top Yarrabilba Issues
- Local job Opportunities
- Public Transport