Fine schools, bus and rail transport, and a great network of cycleways, foreshore parks and reserves make Birkdale a very popular place to live.

Location

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.

Lifestyle

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. 

Shopping

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:

Wellington Point Primary School serve this area, with Wellington Point State High School and Redlands College, a co-educational independent school, nearby.

Getting around

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.

History

European settlers started a new chapter in the story of Birkdale in the 1850s when they established farms in this part of Quandamooka traditional country. The area was named Birkdale, most likely in the early 1880s, by businessman William Thorne, after his birthplace in Devonshire, England.

Read more about the history of Birkdale.

Your councillor

Birkdale South is in Division 8 (Cr Tracey Huges), with the suburb’s north in Division 10 (Cr Paul Bishop).

More information

Visit the popular parks in Birkdale

View Birkdale's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)