Capalaba, Queensland

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Redland CityQueensland
Wentworth Drive Capalaba.jpg
Wentworth Drive, 2014
Coordinates 27°31′22.78″S 153°11′33.72″E / 27.5229944°S 153.1927000°E / -27.5229944; 153.1927000Coordinates: 27°31′22.78″S 153°11′33.72″E / 27.5229944°S 153.1927000°E / -27.5229944; 153.1927000
Population 16,644 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4157
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Capalaba
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Capalaba:
Capalaba West Birkdale Alexandra Hills
Burbank Capalaba Alexandra Hills
Burbank Sheldon Thornlands

Capalaba /kəˈpæləbɑː/ is a suburb to the south-east of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, located in the Redland City local government area.

The suburb has two large shopping and commercial centres with a mall and bus station, and light industrial zones surrounded by residential streets and bushland. Surrounding suburbs include Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Sheldon, also in Redland City, and Burbank and Chandler, both of which lie within Brisbane.

There are several major schools in Capalaba, including Coolnwynpin State Primary School, St Luke's Catholic School (both Prep to Grade 7), and Capalaba State College (Prep to Grade 12).

A multi-cinema movie-theatre can be found at Capalaba Central shopping centre. The Redland City Library and Council Chambers and the bus interchange station are also located on the Capalaba Central premises.


In the 2011 Census the population of Capalaba was 16,644, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median/average age of the Capalaba population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average. 76.1% of people living in Capalaba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand (6.1%), England (4.7%), South Africa (1.0%), Scotland (0.9%), and the Philippines (0.6%). 90.3% of people speak English as their first language, with Turkish, German, Hindi, Italian, and Greek each being spoken by 0.4% of the population.


The suburb is connected to the Garden City Bus Station and the adjacent Upper Mount Gravatt Busway Station by bus routes 260 and 262, operated by Mt Gravatt Bus Service on behalf of Translink. The suburb is also connected to the Carindale bus station and the Brisbane central business district by bus route 250, operated by Transdev Transport on behalf of Translink.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Capalaba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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