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Bay Terrace, Wynnum.jpg
Wynnum CBD
Population 12,229 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4178
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane (Wynnum Manly Ward)
State electorate(s) Lytton
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Wynnum:
Lytton Lytton Moreton Bay
Wynnum West Wynnum Moreton Bay
Wynnum West Manly West Manly

Wynnum is a suburb located on the shores of Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of the CBD. Although Wynnum is situated next to the ocean, the shoreline is covered in mangroves and aromatic mudflats which makes it unsuitable for swimming at low tide. Next to the Wynnum Wading Pool which has a playground and Water Park and the Wynnum Jetty, there is a man-made beach called Pandanus Beach.


StateLibQld 1 186483 Street in Wynnum, Brisbane, ca. 1889
Street in Wynnum, c. 1889.

The area was sparsely settled until the arrival of the railway in the late 1880s, but then grew fairly rapidly. The former Wynnum Shire Council was created in 1902, and twelve years later Wynnum became a municipality with its own town council and the right to elect a mayor. The Wynnum Town Council was absorbed into the enlarged City of Brisbane in 1925.

The Wynnum Seventh-day Adventist Church was established in late 1937 with the first minister being Pastor Septimus Wilfred Carr. Initially they met in private homes and then relocated the Wynnum RSL Hall and then at the Wynnum St Peters Church of England Hall. In 1947 a block of land was purchased at the corner of Sunflower and Carnation Street, Wynnum and in 1948 the Mitchelton Methodist Hall was purchased and moved to the site as the congregations' first church.

The suburb has traditionally boasted a country town atmosphere, but new residential development is resulting in significant population growth and changing demographics. The area is now marked by a mix of character housing and modern housing.


In the 2011 census, the population of Wynnum was 12,229, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.

The median age of the Wynnum population was 40 years, 3 years above the Australian median.

73.7% of people living in Wynnum were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 6.2%, England 5.3%, Philippines 0.9%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.5%.

88.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Tagalog, 0.4% German, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.3% Filipino, 0.3% Spanish.

Heritage listings

Wynnum Hall viewed from Bay Terrace, Wynnum (6282382756)
Wynnum Hall

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

These examples are from the Queensland Heritage Register. Additional sites are listed on the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register and the Australian Heritage Database.

Population growth

Census date Population
1891 0683
1911 2320
1921 8357
1933 12,905
1954 18,479
Wynnum and Lota
1961 22,007
1971 24,064

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