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Beach at East Russell, 2013
East Russell is located in Queensland
East Russell
East Russell
Location in Queensland
Population 71 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.2756/km2 (0.714/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4861
Area 257.6 km2 (99.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around East Russell:
Bellenden Ker Deeral Coral Sea
Babinda East Russell Coral Sea
Mirriwinni Eubenangee Bramston Beach

East Russell is a coastal locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, East Russell had a population of 71 people.


The Russell River forms the western border of East Russell. In the north Russell River meets the Mulgrave River at Mutchero Inlet which marks the northern extent of the locality. Much of the coastal area is protected within the Russell River National Park. Several point in the park reach elevations above 600 m. High Island, Normanby Island, Round Island, Russell Island and several offshore reefs belong to the Frankland Group National Park. The eastern fringe of the locality has some areas of farming. A strip of houses has developed in the north at Point Constantine.

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