Chuwar, Queensland

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Population 1,875 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4306
Location 28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Ipswich West
Federal Division(s) Division of Ryan
Suburbs around Chuwar:
Kholo Kholo Mount Crosby
Muirlea Chuwar Karana Downs
Tivoli North Tivoli Karalee

Chuwar is a suburb of both Ipswich, Australia and Brisbane in South East Queensland, Australia. It is 6 kilometres (4 mi) north of the Ipswich central business district, 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of Brisbane by road.

Chuwar, home of the Karana Gardens Estate, has a number of amenities including service station, a produce store, two churches, a motorcycle track, a vet and a local shopping centre with a major supermarket in the neighbouring suburb of Karalee. Chuwar is also home to Colleges Crossing, a popular park and river crossing on the Brisbane River with walking trails, lookouts, and clean water for swimming and fishing. Chuwar is accessible by road with Mount Crosby Road directing traffic directly to Ipswich and Karana Downs, and the Warrego Highway routing traffic to Brisbane and Toowoomba. The suburb is known for its leafy streets and solid brick homes which line Allawah Road, Landsdowne Way and Brodzig Road. The suburb's two churches are Chuwar Baptist Church which runs a yearly community day called the Street Party, the second church is Rivers of Life which operates a drive in and market stalls.


In the 2011 Census the population of Chuwar is 1,875, 49.7% female and 50.3% male.[1] The median/average age of the Chuwar population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average. 82.6% of people living in Chuwar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 2.7%, South Africa 1.7%, Scotland 0.8%, United States of America 0.4%. 95.3% of people speak English as their first language 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Portuguese.[1]

Proposed Kenmore Bypass[edit]

The Kenmore Bypass, also known as the "Western Freeway Extension" and the "Moggill Pocket Sub Arterial", was a proposed motorway from the Western Freeway at Fig Tree Pocket, to the Warrego Highway at Chuwar, connecting the suburbs of Karalee, Anstead, Pullenvale and Kenmore, diverting traffic from the Ipswich Motorway and Moggill Road.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chuwar (Ipswich City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°33′50″S 152°46′45″E / 27.56389°S 152.77917°E / -27.56389; 152.77917