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Wavell Heights
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Population 9,684 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,362/km2 (6,120/sq mi)
Established 1940s
Postcode(s) 4012
Area 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 10.5 km (7 mi) N of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Northgate Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Nudgee
  • Stafford
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Wavell Heights:
Chermside Geebung Virginia
Chermside Wavell Heights Nundah
Kedron Kalinga Nundah

Wavell Heights is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Wavell Heights had a population of 9,684 people.


In the 2011 census, Wavell Heights recorded a population of 9,435 people; 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Wavell Heights population was 36 years, 1 year below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

78.5% of people living in Wavell Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.7%, England 3.2%, Philippines 0.8%, India 0.8%, Italy 0.6%.

87.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Cantonese, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% French.



Wavell Heights is serviced by the Wavell Heights Neighbourhood Society Inc. which manages the Murray Duus park on Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, including the subleasing of areas to a kindergarten, Karate club, girl guides, scouts and a lapitary club. The Society also manages a public tennis court and a community centre, consisting of a hall with two floors, stages and kitchen facilities. Major roads include Hamilton Road and Bilsen Road.

The Wavell Heights Neighbourhood Society Inc. is unique in that it is the only organisation within Brisbane to manage a park precinct on behalf of the Brisbane City Council.


Wavell Heights includes one public primary school, Wavell Heights State School, which opened in 1948 following a post-war expansion in Brisbane's northern suburbs. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the school grew to be a large primary school with over 900 enrolments, but during the 1970s, this number began to decline dramatically. By the 1990s, enrolments were as low as 210, but this number has since increased to over 300. In April 2011, one of the school's main classroom buildings was destroyed in an arson attack, one of several of which that have happened in public schools across Queensland.

Wavell State High School, is a public secondary school located in Wavell Heights. It has a population of around 1300 students, making it among the largest of public secondary schools in Brisbane's northern suburbs.

Wavell Heights also includes one catholic primary school, Our Lady of the Angels, which opened in 1950.


Wavell Heights State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Minore Street (27°23′24″S 153°02′16″E / 27.3900°S 153.0378°E / -27.3900; 153.0378 (Wavell Heights State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 491 students with 33 teachers (29 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).

Our Lady of the Angels' School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 30 Warraba Avenue (27°23′37″S 153°02′25″E / 27.3936°S 153.0403°E / -27.3936; 153.0403 (Our Lady of the Angels' School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 602 students with 40 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).

Wavell State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Telopia Avenue (27°23′52″S 153°02′16″E / 27.3979°S 153.0378°E / -27.3979; 153.0378 (Wavell State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,597 students with 120 teachers (116 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. It is among the largest of public secondary schools in Brisbane's northern suburbs.

Notable residents

  • Darryl Brohman, rugby league player and coach
  • Jacob Elordi - actor
  • Ava Crews - talented personality
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