Fine schools, bus and rail transport, and a great network of cycleways, foreshore parks and reserves make Birkdale a very popular place to live.
Covering the postcode 4159 in the City’s north-west, Birkdale arcs from the Redlands Coast boundary with Brisbane around to the Moreton Bay foreshore between Thorneside and Wellington Point and includes one of Redlands Coast two canal estates, Aquatic Paradise.
Once a bustling farming community, Birkdale now epitomises Redlands Coast's relaxed way of living. Fringing residential areas, you will find the country-style Howeston Golf Course and the sporting precinct of Judy Holt Park and its adjoining bushland, along with Birkdale Bushland Refuge, Merrill and Bob Ovenden Reserve, the Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands and William Eickenloff Memorial Park. Aquatic Paradise Park West, on Commodore Drive, boasts a great range of facilities, including a dog off-leash area and electric barbecues.
Birkdale Gardens and Birkdale Fair shopping centres offer a variety of goods and services, with the larger business and shopping area of Capalaba and the Wellington Point dining precinct just a few minutes’ drive away.
Schools and colleges
There are several schools to choose from in Birkdale:
Birkdale railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Cleveland. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point. Refer to the Translink Journey Planner for more details.
In Roger Street Birkdale, Birkdale House, was the home of settler and vigneron James Baron. Wine was an important industry at that time and competition was strong at the annual Wellington Point A.H. & I. Show. Fruit of all varieties were grown throughout the fertile red soil area.
The name Birkdale was adopted as a place name when the railway was constructed in 1889, and the station was named Birkdale. As was the case with many railway stations, it was most likely named after Baron’s well-known property.
Find more about our local history on our library Local History section.
Visit the popular parks in Birkdale
View Birkdale's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)