Capalaba is a popular suburb in Redlands Coast featuring major business and retail centres, as well as a host of recreational, cultural and community facilities.

The busy shopping and commercial precinct of the suburb’s north makes way for rural, rural-residential and bushland areas to its south.

Location

Lifestyle

Capalaba boasts family-friendly attractions that draw people from throughout Redlands Coast. One of these gems is Capalaba Regional Park, a sprawling 14ha of open areas where kids can run and play with walking and cycling circuits, picnic and barbecue facilities. There is a great playground complete with flying fox, timber fort and embankment slide.

There’s even a stage for concerts and festivals. Check out our What's On calendar for upcoming events.

Just up the road is the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. If you love the bush, it is well worth visiting this environmental facility dedicated to local native plants and wildlife. The main centre is under construction (effective June 2019), however you can still visit the nursery or walk around the parklands, botantic gardens or see the 400 year old Tallowwood tree.

Capalaba also has one of the biggest, some say one of the best, skate and BMX facilities in South East Queensland. 

Shopping

Capalaba Park and Capalaba Central shopping centres and nearby Capalaba Town Centre form one of the largest shopping zones in Redlands Coast, rivalled only by the twin retail precincts at Victoria Point in the south.

Schools and colleges

The main secondary school is Capalaba State College, which has both junior and senior campuses. Coolnwynpin State School and St Luke’s Catholic Primary School also service this area.

Getting around

The bus interchange is across from Capalaba’s retail precinct. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point. Birkdale, to the north, and Cleveland, to the east, are the main railway stations servicing this area.

History

Capalaba is rich in indigenous and pioneering history. It is bordered by Tingalpa Creek, a name believed to be derived from the Tangul plant, which Aboriginal people used to stupefy fish to make them easy to catch.

Read more about the history of Capalaba.

Your councillor

Capalaba is predominantly covered by Division 9 (Cr Paul Gleeson), with parts in Division 7 (Cr Murray Elliott).

More information

Visit the popular parks in Capalaba

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