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East Trinity in the foreground with Trinity Inlet beyond and Cairns suburbs through to Mount Sheridan, 2013
East Trinity is located in Queensland
East Trinity
East Trinity
Location in Queensland
Population 212 (2016 census)
 • Density 2.251/km2 (5.83/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4871
Area 94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Mulgrave
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around East Trinity:
Cairns City Coral Sea Yarrabah
Portsmith East Trinity Yarrabah
Wrights Creek Packers Camp Green Hill

East Trinity is a coastal locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It was formerly known as Trinity East. In the 2016 census East Trinity had a population of 212 people.

The town of Giangurra is on the western coast of the locality (16°54′12″S 145°49′14″E / 16.9033°S 145.8205°E / -16.9033; 145.8205 (Giangurra (town))).


Giangurra town
Giangurra town in East Trinity
Giangurra Beach
Giangurra Beach and Sturt Cove

The locality of East Trinity has the locality of Glen Boughton enclosed within it.

The northern boundary of East Trinity is the Coral Sea. The western boundary is Trinity Inlet. The south-western boundary is Pine Creek. The eastern boundary is the mountain ridge containing Mount Yarrabah, Mount Murray Prior, Mount Gorton and May Peak.

A satellite city urban development and construction of a bridge/tunnel linking Cairns City to East Trinity have been suggested in the past. As well as eco-tourism proposals. Parts of the land, water and environment in and around East Trinity have been subject to acid sulfate soil oxidisation. Acid sulfate soil remediation had been implemented to fix the impacts of soil oxidisation to the land, water and environment in East Trinity.


East Trinity is situated in the Yidinji traditional Aboriginal country.

Prior to 2002, the locality was known as Trinity East.

In the 2011 census, East Trinity had a population of 111 people.

Heritage listings

East Trinity has the following heritage listings:


There are no schools in East Trinity. The nearest government primary schools are Yarrabah State School in neighbouring Yarrabah to the north-east and Gordonvale State School in Gordonvale to the south. The nearest government secondary schools are Yarrabah State School (to Year 10 only) and Gordonvale State High School in Gordonvale.

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