All Suburbs

A-Z of Your Suburbs in greater Brisbane and surrounds

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Bald Hills

Bald Hills

Land sales around the Bald Hills Railway Station were advertised in April 1886. Traveller reference to the area was descriptive and referenced a “long stretch of road whereby the ‘Bald Hills’ are reached”. The South Pine River converges with the North Pine River and the…


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Balmoral

Balmoral

Balmoral is 9km east of the CBD and takes its name from the anglicised version of Baile Mhoireil which is Scottish Gaelic for “beautiful residence” or “majestic castle”.


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Bannockburn

Bannockburn

Bannockburn was the name of Alexander Watt’s original sugar lease, which was taken up in 1869 with Colin Munro and John Young. Watt arrived in Brisbane with his wife aboard the Ghengis Khan in 1854 and became one of the pioneers of the sugar industry in the Brisbane area, initially at St Lucia…


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Banyo

Banyo

The Australian Catholic University chose to establish its Brisbane campus on the site of the former Pius XII Seminary in Banyo, which boosted the housing market, and the suburb’s proximity to Brisbane Airport, the Gateway Motorway and the nearby Port of Brisbane have made it a popular…


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Bardon

Bardon

Bardon was originally known as Upper Paddington until it was defined then renamed by the Ithaca Town Council in 1925 after “Bardon”, the villa built by Joshua Jeays in 1863 and named for Bardon Hill in his native Leicestershire, England.


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Beenleigh

Beenleigh

Beenleigh is in the Logan City Council area and was once a stand-alone town built on sugar and home to Australia’s oldest rum distillery built in 1864 but increased development in South East Queensland since the 1980s has seen it enveloped by Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


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Belivah

Belivah

Belivah was the property name of Peter McLean. He initially settled on Oxley Creek in 1865 and relocated to this property on the Albert River in 1867. McLean was elected MLA for the Logan Electorate in 1878, and briefly held the position of Secretary for Public Lands in 1879. He remained the local…


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Bellbowrie

Bellbowrie

Bellbowrie is 17km south west of the city centre and is a rapidly developing semi-rural area due to urban growth heading westwards towards Moggill. Modern housing estates now sit on land once devoted to pineapple farms but there are few power poles to be seen in the modern streetscape as the area…


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Belmont

Belmont

Belmont was named after the original estate in 1876. It grew to become the Belmont Shire in 1901 and, while the shire originally covered a larger area than the suburb does today, much of the suburb remains as undeveloped blocks of bush mixed with large rural properties. It is 12km south east of…


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Berrinba

Berrinba

Berrinba is split between the Brisbane and Logan City local government areas. The naming of the suburb originates from an Aboriginal word meaning to indicate towards the south.


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Bethania

Bethania

Bethania is part of Logan City. It was founded by Germans during the 19th century and by 1866 a small township had developed. It is situated on the main southern suburban railway and lies south of the Logan River.


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Birkdale

Birkdale

Birkdale is 21km south of Brisbane city and lies within the Redland City Council area. It was named in 1880 by local landowner William Thorne after his birthplace, Birkdale in England. In the 1920s, poultry was a major industry in Birkdale


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Wetlands Boondall

Boondall

The Boondall Wetlands are located in the east of the suburb. These internationally significant wetlands contain more than 1000 hectares of protected area that provide habitat to a wide range of wildlife, including more than 190 species of birds.


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Boronia Heights

Boronia Heights

This region was known as the Logan Ridges until the early 1890s. The residents here were responsible for the construction of the first school in Park Ridge, being prosperous enough to build the school with no government assistance. Boronia Heights was named after the first residential housing…


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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills is just three kilometres north of the city centre. It was named after a Governor of Queensland, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, and notable landmarks include the RNA Showgrounds (the Ekka), which is undergoing major redevelopment, and the Old Museum which was the site of the Queensland…


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Bracken Ridge

Bracken Ridge

Bracken Ridge is 18km north of the city centre. It was originally called “Rose Hill”. Louis Hope was the first European landowner in the area and he grew sugar cane and other crops. Dairy later became an important industry for the area until a growing population made it more…


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