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Clontarf is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 8,279 (2016 census)
 • Density 836/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4019
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Area 9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
Region South East Queensland
State electorate(s) Redcliffe
Federal Division(s) Petrie
Suburbs around Clontarf:
Rothwell Kippa-Ring Kippa-Ring
Mango Hill Clontarf Margate
Griffin Moreton Bay Woody Point

Clontarf is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Clontarf had a population of 8,279 people.

Clontarf is in the south-west of the Redcliffe Peninsula, approximately 34.4 kilometres (21.4 mi) by road north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital. It was named after Clontarf in Ireland.

Attractions and features

The Hornibrook Bridge, looking towards the southern tip of Clontarf

Clontarf is connected to Brisbane City, across Bramble Bay, by the Houghton Highway which is a 2.7 km long causeway that provides access to the southern tip of Redcliffe City, greatly decreasing the travel time between Redcliffe and Brisbane. The current pair of bridges, Houghton Highway and its twin Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, replaced the original Hornibrook Bridge which is now closed and mostly demolished.

Clontarf Beach and Bells Beach are two of the closest beaches to Brisbane City.

Pelican Park is known for its kite flying conditions, and a local industry has built around the sport. On weekends, many kites can be seen flying above Clontarf from the Hornibrook Bridge. During May, the Redcliffe Kite Club, based in Clontarf holds a two-day kite event called Kitefest.


In the 2011 census, Clontarf recorded a population of 7,911 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

The median age of the Clontarf population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37.

76.2% of people living in Clontarf were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 5.2%, Scotland 0.8%, Philippines 0.8%, South Africa 0.5%.

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan.

Heritage listings

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

Public transport

Clontarf is served by several bus routes: Route 315, a limited-stops Monday-Friday service to Brisbane City; Route 693, an internal route within Redcliffe City, and Routes 690 and 695 to Sandgate railway station, an approximately 10- to 15-minute commute. All services are provided by Hornibrook Bus Lines.

The Redcliffe Peninsula line is a 12 km stretch of heavy gauge dual-track railway between Petrie and Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe peninsula.[1] The new line is part of the QR Citytrain suburban network, branching from the Caboolture line. It starts 200 metres north of Petrie railway station, extending from (27.5 km (17.1 mi) to 40.1 km (24.9 mi) north of Central railway station).



Evening peak traffic flow into Clontarf

Clontarf's west hosts the largest industrial area in the Redcliffe area, and the area is a significant source of employment for the region. Many residents of Clontarf also commute to Brisbane daily for work. Commuters also travel to Brisbane by Train, as there is now a Train line that connects to the peninsula.

Clontarf is host to two adjacent medium-sized shopping centres, on the southern tip of the suburb. Most retail commerce in the suburb revolves around small business however, and there are many stand alone corner stores and other small businesses still in existence.


Clontarf Beach State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Elizabeth Avenue (27°15′12″S 153°04′52″E / 27.2533°S 153.0811°E / -27.2533; 153.0811 (Clontarf Beach State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 451 students with 37 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program at Clontarf Beach State School at Elizabeth Avenue (27°15′12″S 153°04′52″E / 27.2533°S 153.0811°E / -27.2533; 153.0811 (Clontarf Beach SS - Special Education Program)).

Grace Lutheran Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 38 Maine Road (27°15′15″S 153°05′23″E / 27.2542°S 153.0896°E / -27.2542; 153.0896 (Grace Lutheran Primary School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 393 students with 29 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).

Clontarf Beach State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Cnr Elizabeth Avenue & King Street (27°14′52″S 153°05′10″E / 27.2479°S 153.0861°E / -27.2479; 153.0861 (Clontarf Beach State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 923 students with 78 teachers (76 full-time equivalent) and 42 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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