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Shorncliffe pier in the evening
Shorncliffe is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,870 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4017
Area 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 21 km (13 mi) NNE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward)
State electorate(s) Sandgate
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Shorncliffe:
Sandgate Moreton Bay Moreton Bay
Sandgate Shorncliffe Moreton Bay
Boondall Boondall Nudgee Beach

Shorncliffe is a coastal north-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is on the shore of Bramble Bay, part of Moreton Bay. In the 2016 census, Shorncliffe had a population of 1,870 people. The suburb attracts visitors to its historic Shorncliffe pier, and Lovers Walk, a walking path along the coastline between Shorncliffe and neighbouring Sandgate.


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Sandgate Golf Club foundation committee, 1921

The Sandgate Golf Club commenced in 1921 with the official opening of its 9-hole course on 25 November 1922, having obtained a 21-year lease of the site from the Sandgate Town Council for a nominal rental as the Council believed that the golf course would be of lasting benefit.

In March 2012, the Shorncliffe pier was closed off to the public by the council due to fears of structural failure. It was rebuilt and reopened in April 2016.

Heritage listings

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


Shorncliffe includes one primary schools; Shorncliffe State School and one private boys school; St Patrick's College. Both these schools are situated on neighbouring blocks of land to each other.

Shorncliffe also includes one railway station, which is the terminus of the Shorncliffe railway line.

The Sandgate Golf Club is located in Allpass Parade.


In the 2011 census, the population of Shorncliffe was 1,914, 49.3% female and 50.7% male.

The median age of the Shorncliffe population was 41 years, 4 years above the Australian median.

78% of people living in Shorncliffe were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 5%, Scotland 0.8%, United States of America 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%.

92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% German, 0.5% French, 0.4% Japanese, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Serbian.



Shorncliffe State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Yundah Street (27°19′25″S 153°04′51″E / 27.3237°S 153.0809°E / -27.3237; 153.0809 (Shorncliffe State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 345 students with 29 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).

St Patrick's College is a Catholic primary and secondary (5-12) school for boys at 60 Park Parade (27°19′24″S 153°05′00″E / 27.3234°S 153.0834°E / -27.3234; 153.0834 (St Patrick's College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,325 students with 97 teachers (95 full-time equivalent) and 70 non-teaching staff (62 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Shorncliffe. The nearest government secondary school is Sandgate District State High School in Deagon to the west.

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