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Innisfail Water Tower, a landmark in Innisfail, 2005.JPG
Innisfail Water Tower, a landmark in East Innisfail, 2005
East Innisfail is located in Queensland
East Innisfail
East Innisfail
Location in Queensland
Population 1,855 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,330/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4860
Area 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around East Innisfail:
Innisfail Innisfail Estate Innisfail Estate
Innisfail East Innisfail Webb
Mundoo Comoon Loop Etty Bay

East Innisfail is a suburban locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census East Innisfail had a population of 1,855 people.


Historically the suburb was linked to the CBD by the old Jubilee Bridge, which was originally built in 1923.

At the 2006 census East Innisfail had a population of 1,608.

Due to deterioration from both age and increased traffic flow, the Jubilee Bridge was closed on July 19, 2010 after concerns were raised over the safety and integrity of the structure. A new bridge was built, which opened on 2 September 2011.

In early 2011, some residents in low-lying areas of the suburb were evacuated ahead of the passing of Cyclone Yasi. Shortly after there were a number of cases of dengue fever recorded in the suburb.

Heritage listings

Innisfail Water Tower, 2010
Innisfail Water Tower, 2010

East Innisfail has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Innisfail East State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 92 Mourilyan Road (17°32′05″S 146°01′58″E / 17.5347°S 146.0327°E / -17.5347; 146.0327 (Innisfail East State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 260 students with 17 teachers (16 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).

Radiant Life Christian College is a private primary (Prep-7) school for boys and girls at 1 Riley Street (17°32′22″S 146°02′05″E / 17.5395°S 146.0348°E / -17.5395; 146.0348 (Radiant Life College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 83 students with 6 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff. The school has an emphasis on education of Indigenous children but is open to all children.

Darlingia Forest School is an independent primary (Prep-4) school for boys and girls at 89 Mourilyan Road. Opened in 2021, the school has an emphasis on hands-on, outdoor education.

There is no secondary school in East Inisfail; the nearest is in Innisfail State College in neighbouring Innisfail Estate to the north.

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