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Red Hill is located in Queensland
Red Hill
Red Hill
Location in Queensland
Population 5,560 (2016 census)
 • Density 3,480/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Established 1887
Postcode(s) 4059
Area 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 3.2 km (2 mi) NW of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Paddington Ward)
State electorate(s) Cooper
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Red Hill:
Ashgrove Newmarket Kelvin Grove
Bardon Red Hill Kelvin Grove
Paddington Paddington Petrie Terrace

Red Hill is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Red Hill had a population of 5,560 people.


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.


The suburb is also the home of Brisbane's National Rugby League team, the Brisbane Broncos. Gilbert Park in Fulcher Road is the location of the Bronco's training ground, Leagues Club and general club management (27°26′54″S 152°59′46″E / 27.4483°S 152.9962°E / -27.4483; 152.9962 (Brisbane Broncos Club)).

Red Hill Community Sports Club in Gilbert Park (27°26′50″S 152°59′48″E / 27.4472°S 152.9967°E / -27.4472; 152.9967 (Red Hill Community Sports Club)) is located adjacent to the Bronco's training ground.


Red Hill Special School is a special education primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 72 Waterworks Road (27°27′03″S 153°00′02″E / 27.4507°S 153.0006°E / -27.4507; 153.0006 (Red Hill Special School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 64 students with 31 teachers (26 full-time equivalent) and 44 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent). a secondary (7-12) campus at 5 Fulcher Rd (27°26′56″S 152°59′42″E / 27.4490°S 152.9951°E / -27.4490; 152.9951 (Red Hill Special School - Ithaca Campus)).

There are no other schools in Red Hill. The nearest general primary schools are Kelvin Grove State College in Kelvin Grove to the east, Petrie Terrace State School in Paddington to the south, and Ithaca Creek State School in Bardon to the west. The nearest general secondary school is Kelvin Grove State College.

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