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Population 4,176 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4870
Location 5.6 km (3 mi) NW of Cairns
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Whitfield:
Freshwater Stratford Aeroglen
Brinsmead Whitfield Cairns North
Kanimbla Manoora Edge Hill

Whitfield is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Whitfield had a population of 4,176 people.


The southern portion of Whitfield is developed as residential land rising from sea level to about 50m up the slopes of Mount Whitfield. The northern part of the suburb is undeveloped bushland within the Mount Whitfield Conservation Park which occupies the upper slopes of Mount Whitfield which rises to 350m.

Heritage listings

Whitfield has heritage listings including:

  • 16 Heavey Crescent: Oribin Studio
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