Boondall, Queensland

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Boondall Wetlands, 2012
Population9,217 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density846/km2 (2,190/sq mi)
Area10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Location17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Nudgee
Federal Division(s)Lilley
Suburbs around Boondall:
Taigum Deagon Sandgate
Zillmere Boondall Nudgee Beach
Geebung Virginia

Boondall is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,[3] formerly known as Cabbage Tree Creek (after the creek that flows through the area).


Situated approximately 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) north of Brisbane near Moreton Bay, almost halfway between Brisbane and the coastal city of Redcliffe. Bounded on the north by Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe, on the east by Nudgee and Nudgee Beach, on the south by Banyo, Geebung and Virginia and on the west by Taigum and Zillmere.

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 animals including more than 190 species of birds.[4]

A residential zone, Boondall is home to a mix of young and established families and retirees.


In the 2016 census, Boondall recorded a population of 9,217 people, 49.4% female and 50.6% male.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

The median age of the Boondall population was 37 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

68.7% of people living in Boondall were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.3%, India 4.1%, England 2.2%, Philippines 2.1% and Fiji 1.3%.

77.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 2.7%, Hindi 1.2%, Mandarin 1.2%, Cantonese 1.1% and Italian 1.1%.

The most common responses for religion were Catholic 30.3%, No Religion 25.4% and Anglican 11.6%.[1]


New classroom and teachers room, Boondall State School, April 1951

The name of Boondall is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning either crooked creek or cunjevoi (Alocasia macrorrhiza).[3]

Boondall State School opened on 6 April 1925.[5]

St Matthew's Anglican church at 178 Lyndhurst Road (27°20′52″S 153°03′42″E / 27.3478°S 153.0616°E / -27.3478; 153.0616 (St Matthew's Anglican Church (former))) was dedicated on 21 September 1974 by Archbishop Arnott. It closed circa 1988.[6] The property was purchased by Turbert Bhagwan Ram Dutta and his mother Gayatri Dutta with a view to using it as a Hindu temple. The local Hindu community supported the plan and the Hindu Society of Queensland was incorporated on 22 January 1992 and took over the ownership of the property. The Gayatri Mandir was officially opened and blessed on Sunday 26 January 1992.[7][8]


Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 2001

Close to the Boondall railway station is the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, where many live entertainment shows are held. One of the shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was the popular musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular.

The suburb is also home to the Ice World Boondall, where the Brisbane Blue Tongues of the AIHL used to play before relocating to Bundall Iceland on the Gold Coast.[9]


Dumbbell drill on the front lawn of Nudgee College, 1898

Its local school is Boondall State School that has received numerous awards for their educational programs (e.g. ELF Literacy Program). The Internationally recognised and acclaimed St Joseph's College, Nudgee that has produced seven Rhodes scholars is situated in the southern part of Boondall (it was originally within the boundaries of the neighbouring suburb of Nudgee).

Heritage listings[edit]

Boondall has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boondall". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Deagon Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Boondall - suburb in the City of Brisbane (entry 48301)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Birds of Boondall Wetlands Checklist". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Agency ID 10934, Boondall State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Records & Archives Centre. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  8. ^ "History". Hindu Society of Queensland. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  9. ^ Lizard Insider[permanent dead link]. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
  10. ^ "St Joseph's Nudgee College (entry 601771)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

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Coordinates: 27°20′55″S 153°03′37″E / 27.3486°S 153.0602°E / -27.3486; 153.0602