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Shops along Oxley Road
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Population 5,064 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,688/km2 (4,370/sq mi)
Established 1862
Postcode(s) 4075
Area 3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 13 km (8 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Mount Ommaney
  • Miller
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Corinda:
Fig Tree Pocket Sherwood Sherwood
Fig Tree Pocket Corinda Rocklea
Oxley Oxley Rocklea

Corinda is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Corinda had a population of 5,064 people.


In the 2011 census, the population of Corinda was 4,695, consisting of 52.3% female and 47.7% male. The median age of the Corinda population was 39 years, two years above the Australian median. 71.8% of people living in Corinda were born in Australia, similar to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 1.1%, Philippines 0.8%, Germany 0.7%. 82.9% of people speak only English at home, while other languages include 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.8% Spanish, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Arabic.


Corinda was first settled in the 1860s as a small farming community. Among the original settlers was the Francis family who in 1862 purchased 21 acres, which extended from the Brisbane River to Francis Lookout, a local heritage listed landmark on Dewar Terrace. Francis Lookout survives to this day, and includes a small burial ground opened in 1862. Its ten graves include those of some of the pioneer settlers. The oldest of the graves is of Clement Francis who died in 1863. The lychgate, erected by Angela Francis, dates to 1902. Most of the original older-style Queenslander homes date back to the colonial period and were built high on the hills around the lookout.

The first rail line opened in 1874. A small commercial district on Oxley Road gradually grew around it. The Corinda School of Arts (now municipal library) is one of the earliest surviving buildings on this strip and is a small timber structure built in 1895. The commercial district rapidly developed after the 1920s. Many large bungalow styled homes were built on the floodplain toward Oxley Creek during this time.

The Corinda RSL was established in 1964 and now trades as the Sherwood Services Club. With the opening of Coles Supermarkets, the commercial centre has continued to develop and extend westward.

The suburb experienced a landslip during the 1974 Brisbane flood which affected more than 20 houses.

Heritage listings

Weemalla was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2013
Francis Lookout graves
Francis Lookout graves, 2014

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

Open space

Corinda has two main parks both sharing the same name but separated at either end of the suburb. One is a forest reserve along the Brisbane River which includes Carrington Rocks and Carrington Boat Club. The other is on the floodplain of Oxley Creek near the bowls club and state school. The historic Francis Lookout reserve has another small park used for the traditional local Carols by Candlelight celebrations run by various local church and school groups. The Sherwood Arboretum borders the suburb but is located in Sherwood.

Places of worship

  • Christ Community Church West, Cliveden Avenue
  • St John’s Lutheran Church, cnr Oxley Rd and Clewley Street
  • St Joseph's Catholic Church, cnr Oxley Rd and Martindale Street


Corinda railway station platform 5, Brisbane
Corinda Railway Station

The Corinda railway station provides residents with access to the Brisbane CBD, servicing many suburbs and providing access to many popular entertainment and educational venues along the way, including the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and the University of Queensland. As a result of changes to transport planning in July 2011, there is also a less frequent bus service (Bus 104) to Tennyson railway station.

Natural hazards

As the suburb is bounded by the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek, parts of the suburb are susceptible, in extreme circumstances, to flooding. Parts of the suburb are also susceptible to landslip, as demonstrated in the 1974 Corinda Landslip.


Corinda State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 330 Cliveden Avenue (27°32′57″S 152°58′53″E / 27.5493°S 152.9815°E / -27.5493; 152.9815 (Corinda State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 575 students with 45 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Corinda, Queensland, 2020, 01
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Corinda, Queensland

St Joseph's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 28 Clewley Street (27°32′17″S 152°58′57″E / 27.5380°S 152.9825°E / -27.5380; 152.9825 (St Joseph's Primary School)) near the Corinda Village Shopping Centre. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 456 students with 33 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).

Corinda State High School is a government secondary (7–12) school for boys and girls at 46 Pratten Street (27°32′39″S 152°59′11″E / 27.5443°S 152.9864°E / -27.5443; 152.9864 (Corinda State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1788 students with 138 teachers (132 full-time equivalent) and 55 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

St Aidan's Anglican Girls School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for girls at 11 Ruthven Street (27°32′19″S 152°58′43″E / 27.5387°S 152.9787°E / -27.5387; 152.9787 (St Aidan's Anglican Girls School)) near the railway line. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 711 students with 71 teachers (60 full-time equivalent) and 76 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).

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