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View from Fairfield along Brisbane River towards Eleanor Schonell Bridge, 2017
Fairfield is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 2,980 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,290/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4103
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 5.8 km (4 mi) S of Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Miller
  • Brisbane
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Fairfield:
St Lucia Dutton Park Woolloongabba
Yeronga Fairfield Annerley
Yeronga Yeronga Annerley

Fairfield is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Fairfield had a population of 2,980 people.


In the 2011 census, Fairfield recorded a population of 2,554 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. The median age of the Fairfield population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian median. 69.2% of people living in Fairfield were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, New Zealand 3.1%, Malaysia 1.5%, China 1.2%, Vietnam 1.2%. 77.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.4% Mandarin, 2% Greek, 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.7% Spanish, 0.9% German.


Fairfield is bounded to the north by the South Brisbane Cemetery, to the east by the railway line to Beenleigh, to the south by Venner Road and to the west by the Brisbane River.


Fairfield along with much of Brisbane was hit by floods in January 2011. And it also flooded in the 1974.


Fairfield Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012
Northbound view from Platform 2 of the Fairfield railway station in 2012

There is a Fairfield train station on the line to Beenleigh. The main bus service is the 196, which runs every 15 minutes during the day and commences at Fairfield Gardens. During the morning peak the 107 and 108 bus services are also available. There is also a taxi rank.


Fairfield has a Skate Park that caters for young people in the suburb.

Fairfield has its own shopping centre, Fairfield Gardens. The main shop in the centre is a Coles supermarket. It also has a Terry White Chemist, Australia Post, BWS, Dollars and Cents, a Doctors surgery and a library.

The suburb borders the Brisbane River and has many parks.


There are no schools in Fairfield. The nearest government primary schools are in the neighbouring suburbs of Dutton Park, Annerley (Junction Park State School) and Yeronga (Yeronga State School). The nearest government secondary school is Yeronga State High School in Yeronga.

A new government secondary school, Inner City South Secondary College, is expected to open in neighbouring Dutton Park in 2021.

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