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Population 2,482 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4814
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Garbutt:
Mount St John Town Common Rowes Bay
Mount Louisa Garbutt Belgian Gardens
Heatley Vincent
West End

Garbutt is a residential and industrial suburb in the City of Townsville, in northern Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Garbutt had a population of 2482 people.


Townsville International Airport (formerly known as Garbutt Airport) is located there.

Other places at Garbutt are the RAAF Base Townsville and the Townsville station of the Bureau of Meteorology.


The suburb takes its name from the railway station which was originally known as Garbutts Siding and renamed Garbutt by the Railways Department on 26 January 1940. The siding served the butchering firm established by Charles Garbutt, a local pastoralist.

Public Facilities in Garbutt

Public Facilities in Garbutt include:

  • Schools
    • Garbutt State School
  • Shopping
    • Garbutt Shopping Village
  • Parks
    • Harold Phillips Park
    • Melrose Park
    • Spilsbury Park
  • Public Infrastructure
    • Townsville International Airport
    • RAAF Base Townsville
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