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Ipswich Town Hall, 2012
Population: 2,356
Established: 1843
Postcode: 4305
Elevation: 40 m (131 ft)
Area: 4.2 km² (1.6 sq mi)
Location: 39 km (24 mi) SW of Brisbane
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Ipswich
Federal Division: Blair, Oxley
Suburbs around Ipswich:
Woodend North Ipswich East Ipswich
West Ipswich Ipswich Newtown
Eastern Heights
One Mile Churchill Raceview

Coordinates: 27°37′23″S 152°45′36″E / 27.623°S 152.760°E / -27.623; 152.760

Ipswich is the innermost suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The suburb situated on the Bremer River. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,356.


The suburb of Ipswich has a number of distinct areas. The Ipswich central business district is in the north with the Bremer River forming the northern boundary. Limestone Hill and its parklands are to the east (27°37′01″S 152°46′09″E / 27.61694°S 152.76917°E / -27.61694; 152.76917 (Limestone Hill)). Denmark Hill with its exclusive residential area and conservation park is to the west (27°37′09″S 152°45′14″E / 27.61917°S 152.75389°E / -27.61917; 152.75389 (Denmark Hill)). A mixture of health, educations and residential areas make up the south.

Ipswich CBD

The Ipswich CBD is centred on Brisbane and Limestone Streets, and the Ipswich Mall, and includes major supermarkets and chain stores, specialties stores and the many government agencies. Most street parking is controlled by parking meters in business hours.

Heritage listings

Keiraville, Ipswich, Queensland
Keiraville is a typical late 19th century detached house
View south from Limestone Hill Lookout, Queens Park, Ipswich, Queensland
View across Queens Park from Limestone Hill Lookout, 2015
Flour Mill, Ipswich
The Flour Mill was built at the turn of the last century

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

  • 5 Brisbane Street: Queensland Country Women's Association Girls' Hostel
  • 25 Brisbane Street: Ulster Hotel
  • 89 Brisbane Street: Queensland National Bank
  • 93 Brisbane Street: William Johnston's Shops
  • 116 Brisbane Street: Old Ipswich Town Hall
  • 116A Brisbane Street: former Bank of Australasia
  • 124 Brisbane Street: St Pauls Anglican Church
  • 169-175 Brisbane Street: Bostock Chambers
  • 188 Brisbane Street: Baptist Church
  • 231 Brisbane Street: Flour Mill
  • 253 Brisbane Street: Hotel Metropole
  • 68 Chermside Road: St Michaels Nursing Home
  • 82 Chermside Road: Ipswich Girls' Grammar School Buildings
  • 82 Chermside Road: Lime Kiln Remains
  • 48 d'Arcy Doyle Place (formerly Nicholas Street): St Paul's Young Men's Club
  • Ellenborough Street: Ipswich Central Mission
  • Ellenborough Street: Railway Signal Cabin and Turntable
  • 45 East Street: Ipswich & West Moreton Building Society building
  • 59 East Street: Old Ipswich Courthouse
  • 86 East Street: Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall
  • 1 Ginn Street: Ginn Cottage
  • 14 Gray Street: Ipswich Club House
  • Limestone Street: Liberty Hall
  • 22 Limestone Street: St Stephen's Church
  • 88 Limestone Street: Ipswich Technical College
  • 103 Limestone Street: Penrhyn
  • 109 Limestone Street: Colthup's House
  • 7 Macalister Street: To-Me-Ree
  • Mary Street: St Marys Roman Catholic Church
  • Milford Street: Queens Park
  • 1A Milford Street: Claremont
  • 10A Milford Street: Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator
  • 11 Murphy Street: Brickstone
  • 63 Nicholas Street: Soldiers' Memorial Hall
  • 3 Parker Avenue: Ipswich Mental Hospital (Challinor Centre)
  • 21 Quarry Street: Central Congregational Church Manse
  • 30 Quarry Street: Toronto (formerly known as Devonshire Cottage)
  • 43 Quarry Street: Gooloowan
  • Rockton Street: Rockton
  • 20 Roderick Street: Keiraville
  • 66 Roderick Street: Ozanam House
  • Woodend Road: Ipswich Grammar School Buildings


Limestone Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Limestone Street, 2015

Local transport

There are three forms of public train transport servicing the Ipswich region.

  • Queensland Rail City network offers regular services to and from Ipswich railway station to Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, the eastern suburbs, and western suburbs (as far as Rosewood).
  • Westside Buslines is the prominent bus company in Ipswich, linking all sides of town to Ipswich CBD; Redbank; Springfield; or Forest Lake (in Brisbane).
  • Southern Cross Citilink is a bus which operates between Ipswich and Indooroopilly via Riverlink, Karalee, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Anstead, and Kenmore.
  • Queensland Rail buses offer direct daily services to Gatton, Helidon, Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk, and Toogoolawah.
  • An Airport Express Bus operates from Ipswich to Brisbane Airport on a regular basis. Bookings are essential.

Ipswich also has direct access to the Ipswich Motorway (linking to Brisbane); the Cunningham Highway (linking to Warwick); the Warrego Highway (linking to Toowoomba); and the Centenary Highway (linking Springfield and the Ripley Valley to Brisbane).

Long distance transport

Parks and sports facilities

  • Queens Park
  • Limestone Park (AFL, running track, velodrome, netball)
  • Sandy Gallop Golf Course
  • BMX track
  • Denmark Hill Conservation Park
  • Ipswich Show Ground (including indoor sports centre)

Places of worship

Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall, Ipswich, Queensland
Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall, 2015
  • St Mary's Catholic Church, Elizabeth Street
  • St Paul's Anglican Church, Brisbane Street
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Chermside Street
  • Uniting Church, Ellenborough Street
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cnr Hunter and Haig Streets
  • The Salvation Army, South Street
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, Salisbury Street
  • St John's Lutheran Church, Roderick Street
  • Centro Church, Pring Street


In the 2011 Census the population of Ipswich is 2,536, 51.6% female and 48.4% male. The median/average age of the Ipswich population is 37 years of age. 76.5% of people living in Ipswich were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.7%, England 3.4%, India 0.9%, Papua New Guinea 0.6%, Malaysia 0.6%. 85.3% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Cantonese, 0.6% Kirundi (Rundi), 0.6% Malayalam, 0.5% German, 0.4% Mandarin.

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