Hawthorne, Queensland

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The Hawthorne cinema
Population 4,775 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,410/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4171
Area 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) E of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Hawthorne:
Newstead Bulimba Balmoral
New Farm Hawthorne Balmoral Morningside
Norman Park Norman Park Morningside

Hawthorne is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia located in the City of Brisbane. It is 4 kilometres (2 mi) east of the Brisbane central business district. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 4,775.[1]


Hawthorne started as a farming district in the 1860s, and was gradually subdivided as Brisbane grew. This was helped by the introduction of ferry and tram services.

The suburb's name is from Hawthorne Bushes that were planted in the 1850s and 1860s by the original settler William Baynes.[2]


In the 2011 Census the population of Hawthorne is 4,775, 50.5% female and 49.5% male.

The median/average age of the Hawthorne population is 33 years of age, 4 years below the Australian average.

71.3% of people living in Hawthorne were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 3.9%, Scotland 0.9%, United States of America 0.9%, South Africa 0.8%.

85.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% Spanish, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% French, 0.4% Japanese, 0.4% Italian.

Heritage listings[edit]

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


The Hawthorne Cinema complex, on Hawthorne Road, is a classic theatre, opened in the 1940s it contains a large curved screen - one of the largest in Brisbane, as well as 2 smaller screens. It is part of the Cineplex Australia chain of cinemas, also including the Balmoral, Southbank and the (newly opened) Victoria Point cinema complexes. Hawthorne is home to several parks, and has numerous public transport options and a CityCat stop. Lourdes Hill College is an independent girls college in the heart of Hawthorne, that opened in 1916.

Aerial view of Hawthorne taken in 1947


Hawthorne is well serviced by public transport with Bus, CityCat and close proximity to Morningside railway station. Hawthorne is located in zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.


Hawthorne is located under 2 km (1.2 mi) away from the Morningside railway station, which provides Citytrain services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.


Hawthorne is serviced by two bus routes, the 230 and the 232. Each bus route provides access to the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley as well as other suburbs listed below.

Bus Routes:
230 - Bulimba, Riding Rd, Gabba, South Brisbane, City, Valley
232 - Cannon Hill, Balmoral, Bulimba, East Bris, Valley, City


The Hawthorne ferry wharf provides CityCat services to Brisbane CBD, South Bank Parklands, and other suburbs on the CityCat network.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawthorne (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 112. ISBN 9781921606199. 
  3. ^ "Hawthorne Ferry Terminal & Hardcastle Park (entry 17013)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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Coordinates: 27°28′01″S 153°03′29″E / 27.467°S 153.058°E / -27.467; 153.058