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Moreton Bay, Queensland
Gympie Road railway flyover/overpass, Petrie
Population 8,499 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4502
Location 24 km (15 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Kallangur
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Petrie:
Kurwongbah Kurwongbah Kallangur
Whiteside Petrie Kallangur
Joyner Lawnton Lawnton

Petrie is a suburb north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its local government area is the Moreton Bay Region. It is in the North Pine River section of its local council 24 kilometres north of Brisbane City. The southern boundary is marked by the North Pine River.

The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.

Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture. Petrie railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue roundabout junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes retail, commerce and mechanical industries.


Tom Petrie's home Murrumba at North Pine now Petrie ca. 1910
Tom Petrie's residence

In the 2011 census, Petrie recorded a population of 8,499 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Petrie population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 78.6% of people living in Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 4.6%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%. 92.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Spanish.

Community groups

Petrie has a number of active community groups including the Phoenix Masonic Lodge. Founded in 1894, it is the oldest masonic lodge in the area. Since 1929 Phoenix Lodge has been meeting at the Petrie Masonic Centre in Whites Road.

Heritage listings

Grassed area at Petrie Road Rest Area at Petrie, Queensland
Petrie Road Rest Area also known as Wylie Park, one of the heritage-listed North Coast Roadside Rest Areas, 2016
Petrie NP School of Arts 1
North Pine School of Arts, 2013

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

  • 38 Armstrong Street: former Murrumba Homestead Grounds
  • Gympie Road: North Coast Roadside Rest Areas
  • Old Dayboro Road: Sweeney's Reserve


Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.

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