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Canoe ramp at Fleming Road Park, Hemmant
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Population 2,385 (2016 census)
 • Density 350.7/km2 (908/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4174
Area 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 15.3 km (10 mi) E of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward)
State electorate(s) Lytton
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Hemmant:
Murarrie Pinkenba Lytton
Murarrie Hemmant Wynnum West
Murarrie Tingalpa Tingalpa

Hemmant is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Hemmant had a population of 2,385 people.


William Hemmant
The suburb of Hemmant was named after William Hemmant.
Sugar mill at Hemmant
Sugar mills with South Sea Islander workers posing.

In 1858 the land of Hemmant area was sold for fruit, vegetable growing and farming in general. Early 1860s Sugar cane was farmed and mills were built to process the cane. Gibsons Clydesdale mill was well known as was a co-operative mill at Murarrie in 1872. Part of Hemmant was originally known as "Doughboy Creek" The whole district had been named after William Hemmant a local parliamentarian in 1876. He was treasurer in the Macalister government and between 1873 and 1876 represented the Bulimba electorate.

The 'Queensport Aquarium' theme park opened at Hemmant in 1889 but had closed by the late 1890s.

Population growth

Census Date Population
1911 292
1921 432
1947 614
1976 1,426
1991 1,579
2001 2,209
2006 2,680
2011 2,594


In the 2011 census, Hemmant recorded a population of 2,594 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.

The median age of the Hemmant population was 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian median.

74.9% of people living in Hemmant were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 8.2%, England 3.3%, Philippines 1.6%, Fiji 0.8%, China 0.5%.

88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Vietnamese.

Heritage listings

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


In 1889 a zoo and aquarium were opened at Aquarium Avenue. Visitors arrived by [riverboats] until the 1893 flood. The animals were rescued but the attractions were closed down. The building was used as dance hall until 1901.

In 1988 an old quarry site became the Hemmant Quarry Reserve, next to the Hemmant Cemetery. The reserve is 24 hectares and has walking tracks and picnic facilities.


Hemmant railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Cleveland.

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