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Population 4,303 (2016 census)
 • Density 457.8/km2 (1,186/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4172
Area 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 11.9 km (7 mi) E of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward)
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Murarrie:
Eagle Farm
Pinkenba Hemmant
Morningside Murarrie Hemmant
Cannon Hill Cannon Hill Tingalpa

Murarrie (formerly Mooraree) is an eastern riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Murarrie had a population of 4,303 people. Queensport is a neighbourhood within Murarrie (27°27′00″S 153°06′00″E / 27.4500°S 153.1000°E / -27.4500; 153.1000 (Queensport)). Gibson Island is a neighbourhood within Murarrie (27°26′11″S 153°07′21″E / 27.4364°S 153.1224°E / -27.4364; 153.1224 (Gibson Island)) and, despite its name, is no longer an island.


In the 2011 census the population of Murarrie was 3,958, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

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

70.5% of people living in Murarrie were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, England 3.5%, South Africa 1.2%, Fiji 1.1%, Scotland 1%.

81.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1% Hindi, 1% Mandarin, 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.8% Korean.


Murarrie State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Garrett Street (27°27′43″S 153°06′03″E / 27.4619°S 153.1009°E / -27.4619; 153.1009 (Murarrie State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 76 students with 8 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Murarrie. The nearest secondary school is Balmoral State High School in Balmoral.

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