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Belgian Gardens
Flooding of low-lying areas of Townsville.jpg
Flooding in Belgian Gardens during Cyclone Yasi, 2011
Belgian Gardens is located in Queensland
Belgian Gardens
Belgian Gardens
Location in Queensland
Population 2,069 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,880/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4810
Area 1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
  • 3.9 km (2 mi) WNW of Townsville CBD
  • 6.2 km (4 mi) NW of Railway Estate
  • 1,336 km (830 mi) NNW of Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Belgian Gardens:
Rowes Bay Coral Sea North Ward
Rowes Bay Belgian Gardens Castle Hill
Garbutt West End Castle Hill

Belgian Gardens is an inner coastal suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Belgian Gardens had a population of 2,069 people.


Belgian Gardens is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the central business district in Townsville. It is a suburban area and has restricted zoning laws to reduce the amount of corporate buildings and apartments. It is adjacent to Rowes Bay and many kilometres of beach front parkland.


Before the advent of World War I, the suburb was named German Gardens after a vineyard owned in 1867 by German settler, Heinrich Fredrich Alfred Robinson. However, during the course of the war due to anti-German sentiment, the suburb was renamed to Belgian Gardens.

Townsville North State School was opened on 4 July 1887. On 20 June 1930, the school was renamed Belgian Gardens State School. During the influenza epidemic in 1919, schools were closed and Belgian Gardens school was converted into an isolation hospital with the army erecting tents in the grounds; 195 patients were hospitalised at the school with 6 deaths. In 1954, 246 students were enrolled.


Belgian Gardens is home to the Belgian Gardens State School.

The Belgian Gardens Cemetery was once in the suburb but boundary changes means the cemetery is now in the neighbouring suburb of Rowes Bay.

Heritage listings

Belgian Gardens has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Belgian Gardens State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 43 Potts Street (19°15′03″S 146°47′34″E / 19.2507°S 146.7928°E / -19.2507; 146.7928 (Belgian Gardens State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 587 students with 47 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Townsville Police Academy is at 26 Heatleys Parade (19°14′37″S 146°47′35″E / 19.24356°S 146.7930°E / -19.24356; 146.7930 (Townsville Police Academy)).

There is no secondary school in Belgian Gardens. The nearest government secondary school is Townsville State High School in Railway Estate to the south-east.

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