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Cannon Hill railway station
Cannon Hill is located in Queensland
Cannon Hill
Cannon Hill
Location in Queensland
Population 5,533 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Established 1867
Postcode(s) 4170 
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 10.5 km (7 mi) E of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward; Morningside Ward)
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Cannon Hill:
Morningside Murarrie Murarrie
Morningside Cannon Hill Tingalpa
Seven Hills Carina Carina

Cannon Hill is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Cannon Hill had a population of 5,533 people.


Cannon Hill is most likely named after Cannon Hill House, a residence formerly located on Wynnum Road. It was occupied by the Weedon family from its construction in 1867 until burning down in 1927. Thornhill Weedon named the house after two fallen trees which were said to have resembled a cannon.


Cannon Hill was originally inhabited by Murris, but they were "dispersed" by the Native Police and Brisbane Mounted Police in November 1861, around the time when European settlement began in the area. Some land was used by settlers for farming and grazing, but the area remained mostly bushland.

The railway was opened in 1889 going though Cannon Hill to Cleveland. At the same time blocks of land near the station were offered for sale.


Cannon Hill is home to many shops and restaurants. Major shopping centres include the Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza and Urban Village Cannon Hill.


Cannon Hill is well serviced by public transport and is located in zones 2 and 3 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Cannon Hill is also serviced by two major roads which allow for easy transportation around the city.

Cannon Hill railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.

The Cannon Hill bus station is a major interchange for the area. Bus routes include to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, DFO and Carindale.

State Route 20 (Creek Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Mount Gravatt and Murarrie
State Route 23 (Wynnum Road, Lytton Road, Shafston Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Kangaroo Point and Tingalpa


The 2016 census recorded 5,533 residents in Cannon Hill. The median age of the population was 34; 4 years younger than the Australian average.

68.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.9% and England 3.3%. 78.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 2.2%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 32.6%, Catholic 27.2% and Anglican 11.6%.


Cannon Hill State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 845 Wynnum Road (27°28′05″S 153°05′02″E / 27.4681°S 153.0838°E / -27.4681; 153.0838 (Cannon Hill State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 264 students with 23 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).

St Oliver Plunkett School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 17 Beauvardia Street (27°28′11″S 153°05′03″E / 27.4697°S 153.0843°E / -27.4697; 153.0843 (St Oliver Plunkett School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 505 students with 34 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).

Cannon Hill Anglican College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at the corner of Junction and Krupp Roads (27°27′37″S 153°05′02″E / 27.4603°S 153.0840°E / -27.4603; 153.0840 (Cannon Hill Anglican College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,181 students with 99 teachers (90 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Cannon Hill. The nearest government seconary schools are Balmoral State High School in Balmoral to the north-west and Whites Hill State College in neighbouring Carina to the south.

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