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Enoggera Road, with view of Brisbane CBD.
Enoggera is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 5,157 (2016 census)
 • Density 679/km2 (1,760/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4051
Area 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 6.3 km (4 mi) NW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Ferny Grove
  • Stafford
  • Everton
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Enoggera:
Keperra Mitchelton
Everton Park
The Gap Enoggera Alderley
The Gap Ashgrove Ashgrove

Enoggera is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Enoggera had a population of 5,157 people.

Aboriginal history

The word Enoggera is a wrongly spelled by an error made at the Government Lands Office, when the letter u was mistaken for n. It was intended that the name should be recorded as Euogerra, a contraction of the Turrbal phrase youara-ngarea meaning literally "sing-play" or song and dance. It refers to a ceremonial site used for dancing. It is said to have first applied to a site near the mouth of Breakfast Creek. It is possible, however, that the name was independently applied to a site at the place at presently known as Enoggera. They named the creek crossing in Enoggera "Bu-yu-ba", which means, "shin of leg".


StateLibQld 1 53248 Carrick's Sawmill at Enoggera, ca. 1922
Carrick's Sawmill at Enoggera, c. 1922

In 1845, John Brennan purchased six hectares of land in Enoggera. Six years later, Thomas Hayes moved to the area and bought thirty-three acres of land. Enoggera initially developed as a farming community with orchards and vineyards.

In the 1860s, the track to the Gympie goldfields passed through Enoggera, and this assisted with development. As the population increased, the first school opened in 1871, and the railway line to Enoggera Station opened in 1899.

In 1887, the local government Division of Enoggera was proclaimed, bound to north and south by Kedron Brook and Enoggera Creek, and stretching from Alderley to The Gap and beyond the Enoggera Dam. Enoggera became a shire in 1903 before being amalgamated into the City of Brisbane in 1925. In 1949, the tram line from Newmarket was extended along Samford Road to Enoggera. The tram line closed on 2 December 1968.


In the 2016 Census, there were 5,157 people in Enoggera. Of these 53.4% were male and 46.6% were female.

The median age of the Enoggera population was 30 years of age, 8 years below the Australian median.

78.9% of people were born in Australia compared with the national average of 66.7%. The next most common countries of birth were England 2.8% and New Zealand 2.7%. 87.0% of people spoke only English at home.

The most common responses for religion were No Religion 35.5%, Catholic 28.5% and Anglican 11.3%.

Heritage listings

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


Via train, Gaythorne Railway Station and Enoggera Railway Station provide access to regular Queensland Rail City network services on the Ferny Grove railway line arranging travel to the Brisbane CBD, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.

Via bus, Enoggera is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses, predominantly from the bus-rail interchange at Enoggera Railway Station and at Wardell Street, which travel to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, Ashgrove and Indooroopilly.

Via road, Enoggera's main arterials are Samford Road which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to The City, Mitchelton and Samford, as well as Wardell Street which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to the Inner Western suburbs such as Paddington and Toowong.


The land for the Enoggera Army Barracks was acquired in 1910, and opened in the same year. The Army Barracks is still located in Enoggera today.


The Brisbane Irish Rugby Football Club "The McBrats" play at Memorial Park.


Enoggera State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 235 South Pine Road (27°25′02″S 152°59′37″E / 27.4173°S 152.9937°E / -27.4173; 152.9937 (Enoggera State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 284 students with 26 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).

Our Lady of the Assumption School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 9 Hurdcotte Street (27°25′00″S 152°59′25″E / 27.4168°S 152.9903°E / -27.4168; 152.9903 (Our Lady of the Assumption School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 389 students with 31 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).

Hillbrook Anglican School is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 45 Hurdcotte Street (27°25′00″S 152°59′22″E / 27.4167°S 152.9894°E / -27.4167; 152.9894 (Hillbrook Anglican School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 711 students with 70 teachers (60 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent). The school is owned and run by the teachers, parents and friends of Hillbrook who choose to become members of Hillbrook Anglican School Limited, from which the school board is elected.

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