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Berserker is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 6,875 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,463/km2 (3,790/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4701
Area 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 6 km (4 mi) NE of Rockhampton
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)
  • Rockhampton
  • Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around Berserker:
Park Avenue Frenchville Frenchville
Park Avenue Berserker Koongal
Rockhampton City The Common The Common

Berserker is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Berserker had a population of 6,875 people. It is situated about six kilometres north east of the central business district.


The eastern boundary is aligned with Frenchmans Creek and the western boundary follows Moores Creek.

In the northeast of the suburb is the Stockland Rockhampton shopping centre. North Rockhampton State High School and Berserker Street State School are also in the suburb.


The suburb was named after the Berserker Range, which, in turn, was named by Rockhampton pioneer pastoralist Charles Archer after the Norse warrior "Baresark", who fought without armour in the Norwegian sagas. Although born in Scotland, the Archer family lived for many years in Larvik, Norway and members of the family moved between Queensland and Norway throughout their lives.

Berserker State School opened in 1917 but was renamed later in the year to Berserker Street State School. In 1956 North Rockhampton State High School was opened in Berseker. On 18 February 1957, a separate Berserker Street Infants State School was opened but it was closed on 1 July 1994.

Heritage listings

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


Berserker Street State School original 1917 building (centre) at the centenary, 2017
Berserker Street State School original 1917 building (centre) at the centenary, 2017

Berserker Street State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Berserker Street (23°21′55″S 150°31′48″E / 23.3654°S 150.5299°E / -23.3654; 150.5299 (Berserker Street State School)). It includes a special education program. In 2015, the school had an enrolment of 490 students with 38 teachers (36 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 516 students with 39 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 42 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent). The 1917 building with the unusual design is still extant at 2021.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) school at 135 Nobbs Street (23°21′55″S 150°31′40″E / 23.3652°S 150.5278°E / -23.3652; 150.5278 (St Mary's Catholic Primary School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 356 students with 23 teachers (18.3 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (8.4 full-time equivalent).

Kingsley College (also known as Central Queensland Christian College) is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school at 2 Schoolhouse Street (23°22′20″S 150°30′59″E / 23.3723°S 150.5164°E / -23.3723; 150.5164 (Central Queensland Christian College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 94 students with 10 teachers (9.2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3.5 full-time equivalent).

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