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Smithfield is located in Queensland
Coordinates 16°49′30″S 145°41′24″E / 16.825°S 145.69°E / -16.825; 145.69 (Smithfield (centre of suburb))
Population 5,303 (2016 census)
 • Density 404.8/km2 (1,048/sq mi)
Established 1876
Postcode(s) 4878
Area 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Smithfield:
Kewarra Beach Trinity Beach Trinity Park
Macalister Range Smithfield Yorkeys Knob
Macalister Range Caravonica Barron

Smithfield is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Smithfield had a population of 5,303 people.


Smithfield State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at O'Brien Road (16°48′43″S 145°41′44″E / 16.8119°S 145.6956°E / -16.8119; 145.6956 (Smithfield State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,122 students with 99 teachers (96 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (37 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no primary schools in Smithfield. The nearest government primary schools are Carvonica State School in neighbouring Carvonica to the south, Trinity Beach State School in neighbouring Trinity Beach to the north and Yorkeys Knob State School at neighbouring Yorkeys Knob to the east.

The Cairns Campus of James Cook University is in Smithfield (16°48′58″S 145°41′12″E / 16.8162°S 145.6867°E / -16.8162; 145.6867 (James Cook University)).

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