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Balmoral is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 3,893 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,990/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4171
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 8.4 km (5 mi) ENE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside Morningside

Balmoral is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Balmoral had a population of 3,893 people.


Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD.


The name Balmoral is an anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil' which is Scottish Gaelic for ‘beautiful residence’ or ‘majestic castle’.

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.


In the 2011 census, Balmoral recorded a population of 3,827 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median age of the Balmoral population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.

74% of people living in Balmoral were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.2%, Ireland 1.1%, Scotland 0.8%, India 0.8%.

88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German.


Sts Peter and Paul's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 33 Alexandra Street (27°27′32″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4590°S 153.0640°E / -27.4590; 153.0640 (Sts Peter and Paul's School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 653 students with 41 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).

Balmoral State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls on the corner of Thynne Road and Lytton Road (27°27′22″S 153°04′22″E / 27.4560°S 153.0727°E / -27.4560; 153.0727 (Balmoral State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 554 students with 56 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 26 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no government primary school in Balmoral. The nearest government primary schools are Bulimba State School in neighbouring Bulimba to the north-west and Morningside State School in neighbouring Morningside to the south.

Notable people

  • Laurel Edwards, presenter of 4KQ's Brisbane Breakfast Show and Channel 7's The Great South East.
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