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Population 4,625 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,780/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4011
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 11.0 km (7 mi) NW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Hamilton Ward)
State electorate(s) Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Hendra:
Nundah Nundah Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Hendra Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Ascot Eagle Farm

Hendra is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Hendra had a population of 4,625 people.


Hendra was originally a farming district, an expansion of the Nundah settlement. The crops were citrus fruits, grapes and pineapples. There were also dairy herds.

Heritage listings

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

  • 5 Derby Street: Glengariff, once the residence of millionaire Thomas Beirne

Hendra today

Hendra is home to an abundance of restaurants and eateries of all price ranges, including local cafés, take-aways and pubs. Toombul Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping mall, but there are many local shops on Junction Road and Sandgate Road.

As with its neighbouring suburbs, Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community. The local school, Hendra Secondary College, is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

Hendra has the Doomben Racecourse, and several parks, bikeways and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.

Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the CBD easy for Hendra residents.

Brisbane's domestic and international airport terminals are just as easily accessible by car or the AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.

The Hendra virus is named after this suburb, as it was the first place where the virus was detected, in September 1994.


In the 2016 census there were 4,625 people in Hendra.

The median age of the Hendra population was 39 years, 1 year above the Australian median.

7 74.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 4.1% and New Zealand 3.2%. 84.8% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 34.7%, No Religion 22.1% and Anglican 19.0%.

Stand alone houses account for 85.2% of occupied private dwellings in Hendra and 11.1 were semi-detached, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments. The median weekly household income was $2,274, compared to the national median of $1,438.


Strategic Airlines has its head office in the suburb of Hendra.


Hendra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 309 Nudgee Road (27°25′16″S 153°04′28″E / 27.4212°S 153.0744°E / -27.4212; 153.0744 (Hendra State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 61 students with 9 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

Aviation High is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Widdop Street (27°24′51″S 153°03′46″E / 27.4143°S 153.0629°E / -27.4143; 153.0629 (Aviation High)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 426 students with 41 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).

Our Lady Help of Christians School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 23 Bowman Street (27°25′15″S 153°04′00″E / 27.4207°S 153.0667°E / -27.4207; 153.0667 (Our Lady Help of Christians School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 162 students with 18 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).


Hendra railway station is situated on the Doomben railway line. There are regular bus services to and from CBD.

Brisbane's domestic and international airport terminals are accessible by car.

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