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Nestled between Wellington Point and Tingalpa Creek on Waterloo Bay, Thorneside is Redlands Coast northern-most – and geographically smallest – mainland suburb and retains much of its old village character. It has a small pocket of industrial land.



You will find some old bayside charm here as well as the cooling breezes which have long lured visitors to Redlands Coast. Long foreshore parks provide recreational outlets for all the family, with barbecues, playgrounds and walking and cycling paths.

Pockets of significant koala habitat and sporting fields add to the charm of bayside Thorneside. This includes William Taylor Sportsground, Aquatic Paradise Park, Beth Boyd Park, Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club, Frank Street Bushland Refuge and Jack and Edna Finney Reserve. 


The closest major shopping precinct is at Birkdale and it is handy to the popular Wellington Point Village café and restaurant precinct.

Schools and colleges

The area is surrounded by schools at Birkdale, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills and Capalaba.

Getting around

Thorneside has its own train station. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services.


Thorneside’s history is closely linked to that of Birkdale, of which it was once part. The entrance to Tingalpa Creek was very important to Aboriginal people for thousands of years.

Read more about the history of Thorneside.

Your councillor

Thorneside is in Division 10 (Cr Paul Bishop).

More information

Visit the popular parks in Thorneside

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