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Postcode: 4159  |  Distance to Brisbane CBD: 24 km



Welcome to Birkdale
Birkdale is a suburb south east of Brisbane, within the Redland City local government area. It stretches from Tingalpa Creek in the west, the border with Brisbane City, to Wellington Point in the east. Thorneside and Waterloo Bay are to its north, and Capalaba and Alexandra Hills to its south.  It is also home to one of the Redlands Waste Transfer Stations, which is no longer provided to the residents of the city free of charge. It encourages residents to recycle such items as green waste, cardboard etc. and helps in the proper disposal of hazardous materials.



Located 24km east of Brisbane's CBD and beside Moreton Bay, Birkdale's residential population has grown rapidly over the past decade. Birkdale has an extensive range of housing from older affordable homes to expensive canal-front homes. Towards the top end of the Birkdale housing market, more prestigious homes are located in St James's Park, and Bayview Heights Estate. St James's Park is an established leafy district and features home allotments of approximately 4,000 square metres.

The Aquatic Paradise development is dominated by waterfront housing containing prestige homes and offering direct boating access to Moreton Bay. Birkdale is self-contained in terms of the retail facilities available. Shoppers have the option of visiting the Birkdale Shopping Centre or can venture slightly further afield to the neighbouring suburb of Capalaba. Commuters can take of advantage of public transport with easy access to buses and train services. Situated close to Moreton Bay, Birkdale's popularity is reflected in the continued demand for property in the area.



Birkdale 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 .



Birkdale has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. From November through March, thunderstorms are common, with the more severe events accompanied by large damaging hail stones, torrential rain and destructive winds.

Notable Citizens


   Peter Airley (1865-1950), school teacher, politician and writer.

   George Randall (1843-1930), confectionery manufacturer, migration officer and orchardist.

   Wally Lewis (01/12/59-), Rugby League Legend, Sports Presenter.

   Mirusia Louwerse (29/03/1985 -), Opera Singer



Major features

Major features of Birkdale are a railway station, a canal style housing development known as Aquatic Paradise, a significant shopping precinct located near Aquatic Paradise and a retirement village known as Wellington Manor.




   Birkdale State School

   Birkdale South State School




Birkdale railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Cleveland.


Sporting Clubs


   Birkdale Mud Crabs Cricket Club

   Bayside Ravens Gridiron Club

   Redlands Rugby Union Club






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