A-Z of Your Suburbs in greater Brisbane and surrounds
Acacia Ridge is 15km south of the city. It was established after the World War II to house returning servicemen and their families. Many of the original post-war dwellings still stand today. The Acacia Ridge Air Raid Shelter is a heritage-listed site and still stands on Mortimer Road.
Brisbane Airport is officially a suburb approximately 14km north east of Brisbane city. While the majority of the land is occupied by the airport, Skygate Airport Village is an 80-hectare precinct designated for retail and commercial use and includes the Novotel Airport Hotel. Development is propose…
Albany Creek was originally established on the intersection of two aboriginal tracks. The main track formed the primary route which is still known as “Old Northern Road”. Albany Creek was originally known as “Chinaman’s Creek” before its name was changed in 1888.
Albion is an inner north-eastern suburb of approximately 1.5 square kilometres which is home to a number of heritage-listed sites, including the Breakfast Creek Hotel at 2 Kingsford Smith Drive, Dunaverty at 21 Birkbeck Street and The Holy Triad Temple at 32 Higgs Street.
Alderley is an older suburb, having had a post office since 1878 and a railway station since 1899 and the suburb has a number of heritage-listed sites. Historically, Alderley was inhabited by the Turrbal Aboriginal clan and corroborees were held at Sedgeley Park estate.
Alexandra Hills is a large suburb of about 17,000 people in the Redland City Council area, south east of Brisbane. Known locally as “Alex Hills” the area is predominantly residential but also has many parkland and conservation areas, including the Greater Glider Conservation Area, the…
Algester is 18km south west of Brisbane CBD and sits on the border of Logan City. Its name is a corruption of the name of the English town of “Alcester”. At the last census in 2011 the population of the suburb was 8262.
Annerley was named after a town in England. Until 1969 the suburb was served by electric trams which ran along Ipswich Road, now one of Brisbane’s main southerly traffic arteries. Gentrification of the suburb has seen many of the traditional Queenslanders in the area restored to their former…
Anstead is named after the original land owner John Anstead, a timber getter and quarry master in the 1860s. Anstead was officially gazetted in 1975, prior to which it was part of the suburb of Moggill.
Arana Hills is 12km north west of Brisbane on the edge of the Bunyaville Forest Reserve and within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. Approximately 20 per cent of its area is parkland.
Archerfield Airport originally served as the major airport for Brisbane. The old civil terminal is still in existence on the eastern side of the airfield. During World War II the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.
Ascot is home to the Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses, best known for their racing carnivals, and the precinct of Racecourse Road is also popular with its cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and poinciana trees lining the street.
Ashgrove is a leafy residential suburb approximately 4km north west of Brisbane CBD. The main thoroughfare, Waterworks Road, was built on an indigenous Turrbal pathway that led to Mount Coot-tha, a place of the “Honey-Bee Dreaming” and to the Enoggera Reservoir.
Aspley is about 13km north of Brisbane city. In the latter part of the 19th century, Aspley was essentially a farming district but after World War 1 and into the 1920s the area experienced growth as businesses moved into the area and that growth continued as Gympie Road became a major transport…
Auchenflower orginally was a rural estate named by Thomas McIlwraith around 1880. Between 1900 and 1962 Auchenflower was served by trams along Milton Road from Toowong.
Bahrs Scrub is a suburb in the Logan City Council area and it is 38km south of Brisbane city. As the name suggests, the area was originally scrub land. It consists predominantly of acreage blocks although recent developments have seen suburbia encroach on the otherwise serene suburb.