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View towards Leyland Street from Lazzaroni Street
Garbutt is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 2,396 (2016 census)
 • Density 199.7/km2 (517/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4814
Area 12.0 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
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 suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Garbutt had a population of 2,396 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


Garbutt State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 76 Chandler Street (19°15′42″S 146°46′32″E / 19.2618°S 146.7755°E / -19.2618; 146.7755 (Garbutt State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 91 students with 11 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Garbutt. The nearest government secondary school is Pimlico State High School in Gulliver to the south.

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