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Population 6,290 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,367/km2 (3,540/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4107
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 22.4 km (14 mi) S of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)
State electorate(s) Toohey
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Salisbury:
Moorooka Moorooka Tarragindi
Rocklea Salisbury Nathan
Rocklea Coopers Plains Coopers Plains

Salisbury is a southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Salisbury had a population of 6,290 people.


The area remained predominantly rural until after the Second World War. Because of its comparative remoteness, a series of munition factories were built in the area, along what is now Evans Road. The tram line from the city to Moorooka was extended in 1941 to Evans Road to service these factories. The tram line finally closed on 13 April 1969.

By the end of October 1943, the production of small arms at the Rocklea Factory had ceased and the place was ready for re-occupation and conversion to engine overhaul for the Department of Aircraft Production. Provision was also made for the establishment on the site of the Salisbury Hotel.

In 1955, Orange Grove Road was extended north from the eastern end of Lillian Avenue to connect to the eastern end of Evans Road. Toohey Road linked Salisbury to Tarragindi in September 1959. Significant residential development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1960s.


In the 2011 census, the population of Salisbury was 6,096, 49.7% female and 50.3% male.

The median age of the Salisbury population was 34 years, three years below the Australian median.

68.4% of people living in Salisbury were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.3%, India 2.7%, England 2.6%, China 1.6%, Hong Kong 0.7%.

76.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.8% Mandarin, 1.4% Spanish, 1.1% Cantonese, 1% Arabic, 0.8% Punjabi.


Today, Salisbury is an established residential and industrial area, with substantial parklands in the north. Major features of the area include Toohey Forest, Toohey Mountain, The Construction Training Centre, SkillsTech Australia (Salisbury Campus), Russ Hall Park and a number of local schools, shops, aged care facilities, clubs and sporting facilities. The area is serviced by both a railway station and a number of bus routes connecting to Brisbane central business district and surrounding areas.

Salisbury railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Beenleigh.


Housing predominantly consists of a variety of detached dwellings on various lot sizes, ranging from traditional Queenslander style homes on 800 meters squared to modern style homes on 400 meters squared.

The area is undergoing change and renewal with many families seeking to make it their home.


Salisbury State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 19 Cripps Street (27°33′13″S 153°01′56″E / 27.5535°S 153.0321°E / -27.5535; 153.0321 (Salisbury State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 256 students with 22 teachers (17 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).

St Pius X School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 73 Golda Avenue (27°33′27″S 153°02′17″E / 27.5576°S 153.0380°E / -27.5576; 153.0380 (St Pius X School)). In 2019, the school had an enrolment of 150 students with 13 teachers (10 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).

Brisbane Christian College is a private primary and secondary school (Prep-12) school for boys and girls. It has its Prep-5 campus at 99-109 Golda Avenue (27°33′28″S 153°02′20″E / 27.5578°S 153.0390°E / -27.5578; 153.0390 (Brisbane Christian College (junior campus))) and its 6-12 campus at 63 Fairlie Terrace (27°32′59″S 153°01′15″E / 27.5498°S 153.0209°E / -27.5498; 153.0209 (Brisbane Christian College (senior campus))). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 820 students with 58 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 79 non-teaching staff (38 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Salisbury. The nearest government secondary schools are:

  • Holland Park State High School in Holland Park West to the north-east
  • Sunnybank State High School in Sunnybank to the south-east
  • Yeronga State High School in Yeronga to the north-west

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