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Chapel Hill
View across Chapel Hill from the top of Chapel Hill Road, 2021.jpg
View across Chapel Hill from the top of Chapel Hill Road, 2021
Chapel Hill is located in Queensland
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
Location in Queensland
Population 10,113 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,023/km2 (5,240/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4069
Area 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 11.5 km (7 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane (Pullenvale Ward, Walter Taylor Ward)
State electorate(s) Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Chapel Hill:
Mount Coot-tha Mount Coot-tha Mount Coot-tha
Kenmore Hills Chapel Hill Indooroopilly
Kenmore Fig Tree Pocket Indooroopilly

Chapel Hill is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Chapel Hill had a population of 10,113 people.


In the 2016 census, Chapel Hill recorded a population of 10,113 people, 50.7% female and 49.3% male.

The median age of the Chapel Hill population was 41 years of age, 3 years above the Australian median.

64.1% of people living in Chapel Hill were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 71.1%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, South Africa 3.1%, New Zealand 2.9%, China 2.2%, India 1.4%. 78.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 3.8% Mandarin, 1.3% Cantonese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.9% German, 0.8% Korean.

Chapel Hill has a highly educated population with over 49% of residents holding a bachelor's degree or above, compared to the Australian average of 22.0%. 58.6% of Chapel Hill working people are employed in professional or managerial occupations, compared to Queensland average of 35.2%


Moggill Road is the major road through Chapel Hill connecting it to the suburbs of Indooroopilly to the east, and Kenmore to the west. The Western Freeway allows quick access to the suburb from around Brisbane and with the opening of the Legacy Way tunnel, the traffic flow is significantly better at peak times and the commute to the airport takes approx 25 mins, when travelling via both Legacy Way and Airport Link tunnels. There are also the four bus routes, the 425, the 426, the 427 and the 428 that service a large portion of Chapel Hill. The 425 travels to Indooroopilly shopping centre and Toowong Village, continuing into the Brisbane CBD. The 426 is an express bus that services only Chapel Hill, and then travels direct to the CBD via the Western Freeway (M5), Legacy Way Tunnel, and onto the Inner Northern Busway. The morning P426 commute is less than 25 minutes from Chapel Hill to the Brisbane CBD, even in peak hour, due to this routing.

For cyclists, Chapel Hill is extremely well serviced with dedicated bikeway access to the CBD via the Centenary Bikeway, Sylvan Road bike path, and Coronation Drive Bikeway.

The morning P426 bus includes direct stops at Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, and other inner city Private Schools. The 425 bus has direct access to Brisbane Boys' College. The 427 bus route provides direct access to Indooroopilly State High School and St Peters Lutheran College.

Chapel Hill is close to the University of Queensland, with direct bus routes to and from the university.


There are no major shopping centres in Chapel Hill, but there are two small ones on Moggill Road and Fleming Road; and a major shopping centre, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, is a 5 min drive from the suburb.

The only church in Chapel Hill is Chapel Hill Uniting Church located on the hill on the corner of Moggill Road and Chapel Hill Road. The church hall was originally a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1875, and the suburb takes its name from this chapel on the hill. There is a small cemetery beside the church. The Chapel Hill State School hall is sometimes used for numerous events such as local, state and federal elections and weekly church services.

Many locals take advantage of the hiking and walking trails in Chapel Hill which climb to the summit of Mount Coot-tha and overlooks Brisbane. Native fauna and flora are often seen on these paths. Some of these trails also attract mountain bikers on the weekends. A popular spot for locals is the Green Hill Reservoir off Chapel Hill Road which includes an offleash area for dogs and boasts amazing views of the city so it is usually crowded during events hosting fireworks, such as Brisbane Riverfire. Running and exercise groups often also use this area in the early hours. There are good recently created bike paths in the suburb which link up to roads and bikeways that ultimately stretch through the western suburbs to the CBD.


Chapel Hill State School, 8 August 2014
Chapel Hill State School, 2014

The suburb of Chapel Hill falls into the catchment of Chapel Hill State School, Indooroopilly State School and Kenmore State School.

Chapel Hill State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 20 Ironbark Road (27°29′57″S 152°56′42″E / 27.4993°S 152.9449°E / -27.4993; 152.9449 (Chapel Hill State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 744 students with 52 teachers (43 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

The nearest government secondary schools are Indooroopilly State High School in neighbouring Indooroopilly to the east and Kenmore State High School in neighbouring Kenmore to the west.

There are no private schools in Chapel Hill.

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