Traditionally a farming community, flower farms can still be found in the area, although much of Ormiston is now a desirable residential area, with its bay views and tree-lined streetscapes classic examples of Redlands Coast bayside lifestyle.
This leafy bayside area offers a pleasant unhurried lifestyle. There’s a lot of open space and sporting fields.
Tea on the verandah of majestic Ormiston House, one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland, is a highlight.
There are electric barbecues at Redlands Softball Park on Sturgeon Street.
There’s a handy local shopping centre at 116 Wellington Street, with the major shopping centre options at Cleveland and Alexandra Hills.
Schools and colleges
Ormiston has its own train station, while Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services.
Ormiston has a rich history and is named after an early property in the area, which in turn was named after a village in Scotland.
Read more about the history of Ormiston.
Ormiston is in Division 1 (Cr Wendy Boglary).
Visit the popular parks in Ormiston
View Ormiston's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)