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Richlands is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 3,598 (2016 census)
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Established 1928
Postcode(s) 4077
Area 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 19.6 km (12 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Forest Lake Ward)
State electorate(s) Inala
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Richlands:
Wacol Darra Oxley
Wacol Richlands Inala
Wacol Forest Lake Inala

Richlands is an outer south-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Richlands had a population of 3,598 people.


In the 2011 Census, Queensland the population of Richlands was 2,076, 51.4% female and 48.6% male.

The median age of the Richlands population was 29 years, 8 years below the Australian median.

52.8% of people living in Richlands were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 10.3%, New Zealand 8.9%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, India 1.9%.

54.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 17.2% Vietnamese, 3.8% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 1.7% Italian, 1.1% Spanish.


In 1934, Richlands State School was opened with one teacher. At the same time, a small sub-division was named Richland Estate, which is most probably the origin of the suburb's name. It was part of the larger suburb called Darra until it officially became a suburb in 1975.

Early industries in the suburb were dairy and poultry farming, honey production and table grape growing.

The suburb is home to a number of recreational clubs including the Brisbane West Tennis Centre which opened in the early 1980s, Richlands Tenpin Bowl which opened in 1991 and the Darra Oxley Pony Club.

The Richlands Drive-in theatre opened in the late 1970s, closing in December 2000 making it the last to be operating in Brisbane.


There are no schools in Richlands. The nearest primary schools are Richlands East State School and Inala State School both in Inala to the east, Darra State School in Darra to the north, and Carole Park State School in Wacol to the west. The nearest secondary schools are Glenala State High School in Durack to the east and Forest Lake State High School in Forest Lake to the south.

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