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The CBD of Cairns, southeast from Mount Whitfield.
Population 1,109 (22011 census)
 • Density 593/km2 (1,540/sq mi)
Established 1877
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
  • 1,707 km (1,061 mi) NW of Brisbane
  • 2,420 km (1,504 mi) NNW of Sydney
  • 6.8 km (4 mi) NNW of Cairns CBD
LGA(s) Cairns Region
County Nares
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
29.0 °C
84 °F
20.1 °C
68 °F
2,222.9 mm
87.5 in
Suburbs around Stratford:
Barron Machans Beach Aeroglen
Brinsmead Stratford Aeroglen
Brinsmead Whitfield Whitfield

Stratford is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Stratford had a population of 1,109 people.


Stratford is 6.8 kilometres (4.2 mi) NNW of the Cairns CBD. It is bounded to the north by the Barron River. It is bounded to the east by the Captain Cook Highway. The northern part of the suburb is situated on the lower slopes (10–40 metres above sea level) of Mount Whitfield and Lumley Hill and is used for residential housing. The southern part of the suburb is undeveloped dense bushland on the higher slopes rising to about 160 metres.


There are several restaurants, a pub, The Barron River Hotel, a service station, a newsagent, convenience store, launderette, a pizza shop, medical center, pharmacy and deli.


In the 2006 census, Stratford had a population of 1,178 people.

Heritage listings

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

  • Magazine Street: former Explosives Magazine and Detonator Store
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