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Boondall Wetlands, 2012
Population 8,748 (2011 census)
 • Density 803/km2 (2,080/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4034
Area 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward)
State electorate(s) Nudgee
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Boondall:
Taigum Deagon Sandgate
Zillmere Boondall Nudgee Beach
Geebung Virginia

Boondall is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, formerly known as Cabbage Tree Creek (after the creek that flows through the area).


Situated approximately 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) north of Brisbane near Moreton Bay, almost halfway between Brisbane and the coastal city of Redcliffe. Bounded on the north by Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe, on the east by Nudgee and Nudgee Beach, on the south by Banyo, Geebung and Virginia and on the west by Taigum and Zillmere.

The Boondall Wetlands are located in the east of the suburb. These internationally significant wetlands contain more than 1000 hectares of protected area that provide habitat to a wide range of animals including more than 190 species of birds.

A residential zone, Boondall is home to a mix of young and established families and retirees.


In the 2011 census, Boondall recorded a population of 8,748 people, 48.3% female and 51.7% male.

The median age of the Boondall population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

69.8% of people living in Boondall were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, England 2.5%, India 2.4%, Philippines 2%, China 1.3%.

78.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.5% Cantonese, 1.5% Italian, 1.2% Punjabi, 1.1% Samoan, 1.1% Mandarin.


Queensland State Archives 1613 Boondall State School New Classroom and Teachers Room April 1951
New classroom and teachers room, Boondall State School, April 1951

Boondall State School opened on 6 April 1925.


Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 2001

Close to the Boondall railway station is the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, where many live entertainment shows are held. One of the shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was the popular musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular.

The suburb is also home to the Ice World Boondall, where the Brisbane Blue Tongues of the AIHL used to play before relocating to Bundall Iceland on the Gold Coast.

Heritage listings

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

  • 2199 Sandgate Road: St Joseph's College, Nudgee

Coordinates: 27°20′55″S 153°03′37″E / 27.3486°S 153.0602°E / -27.3486; 153.0602

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