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Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
Population 510 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4108
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)
State electorate(s) Sunnybank
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Salisbury
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 510.

The suburb's western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.


In the 2011 census the population of Archerfield was 510, 44.9% female and 55.1% male.

The median age of the Archerfield population was 37 years of age, the same as the median nationally.

64.5% of people living in Archerfield were born in Australia, slightly less than the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were India 3%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2%, Fiji 2%.

67.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 4.2% Vietnamese, 2.2% Samoan, 2% Hindi, 1.8% Gujarati, 1.8% Greek.


Archerfield Airport originally served as the major airport for Brisbane. The old civil terminal is still in existence on the eastern side of the airfield. During World War 2 the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.


On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield. On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum set in 1940.

Heritage listings

Archerfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Coordinates: 27°34′6″S 153°1′27″E / 27.56833°S 153.02417°E / -27.56833; 153.02417 (Archerfield)

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