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Red Hill
StateLibQld 2 184327 Ithaca Town Council Chambers in Red Hill, Brisbane, 1919.jpg
The Ithaca Town Council Chambers in Enoggera Terrace in 1920.
Population 5,016 (2011 census)
 • Density 2,950/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Established 1887
Postcode(s) 4059
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Paddington Ward)
State electorate(s) Mount Coot-tha
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Red Hill:
St Johns Wood
Kelvin Grove and Ashgrove Kelvin Grove
Bardon Red Hill Spring Hill
Paddington Paddington CBD

Red Hill is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD.


The suburb is very hilly and mainly residential, with shops and small businesses located on Musgrave and Waterworks Roads.


In the 2011 census the population of Red Hill was 5,016, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.

The median age of the Red Hill population was 43 years, 6 years above the Australian median.

89.1% of people living in Red Hill were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 1.2%, South Africa 1.2%, Zambia 1.2%, Czech Republic 1.2%.

93.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were Italian 2.4%, Greek 2.0%, Mandarin 1.5%, French 1.2% and Cantonese 1.0%.


From 1887 Red Hill was part of Shire of Ithaca, which subsequently became the Town of Ithaca in 1903. The Ithaca Town Council was absorbed into the Brisbane City Council in 1925. The council chambers of the former Town Council were located in Enoggera Terrace and after amalgamation were used by the Brisbane City Council as a public library. The library closed in 1998.

A landmark of the suburb is St Bridget's Church, Red Hill, a Roman Catholic church, which was built in 1914. Its hilltop position and grand structure ensures that it is visible from all directions.

Heritage listings

Red Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Bus – Red Hill is serviced by multiple council buses: the 380, 381 and 379 running along Waterworks and Musgrave Roads, the 378 running along Arthur Terrace, and the 377 running along Kennedy Terrace.

Until August 1968, electric trams ran along Waterwords Road, Musgrave Road and Enoggera Terrace.

In popular culture

Red Hill has gained some literary significance, thanks to the Nick Earls' novel Zigzag Street, set in the Red Hill street of the same name.

Coordinates: 27°27′04″S 153°00′14″E / 27.451°S 153.004°E / -27.451; 153.004

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