Lutwyche, Queensland

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StateLibQld 1 144427 View from Franz Road over the Lutwyche suburb, ca. 1900.jpg
View of Lutwyche c.1900
Population 2,801 (2011 census)
 • Density 3,110/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4030
Area 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Stafford, Brisbane Central
Federal Division(s) Brisbane, Lilley
Suburbs around Lutwyche:
Gordon Park Kedron Wooloowin
Grange Lutwyche Wooloowin
Windsor Windsor Albion

Lutwyche is an inner-city residential suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the city's central business district.


Lutwyche Road, a busy thoroughfare that is part of Metroad 3 is the main road through the suburb. Lutwyche Road is lined with many small shops and restaurants in addition to the Centro Lutwyche shopping centre. Kedron Brook, a creek lined with parklands and a bikeway, forms the north-western boundary of Lutwyche.


Estate map for Lutwyche Domain, 1889

The suburb is named after Alfred Lutwyche, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales who was appointed as Supreme Court judge at Moreton Bay on 21 February 1859,[1] shortly before Queensland was granted self-government.[2]

On 12 January 1864, Lutwyche purchased the site for what was to become St. Andrew's Church of England (1866) on Lutwyche Road, donating the land to the Church in 1865, and was actively involved in the construction of the church. On his death on 12 June 1880, he was buried on the southern side of the Church[3] where his grave remains a prominent feature of the churchyard dominated by a granite Celtic cross that was erected as the headstone by his widow Mary Ann. A portrait of Alfred Lutwyche can be found in the Supreme Court building in Brisbane.[1]

Cross of Sacrifice at Lutwyche Cemetery, circa 1954

A Cross of Sacrifice commemorating those who served in World War 1 and World War 2 was erected at Lutwyche Cemetery in 1950.[4]

Prior to December 1968 the suburb was served by frequent tram services which converged along Lutwyche Road, from Chermside, Kalinga (until 1962) and Stafford, with the Stafford line branching off at Bradshaw Street, Lutwyche. Further south Grange trams branched off Lutwyche Road at Maygar Street, on the border of Lutwyche and Windsor. These services combined to provide an off-peak service of a tram every 2½ minutes along Lutwyche Road in the late 1950s.


In the 2011 Census the population of Lutwyche is 2,801, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.

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

63.8% of people living in Lutwyche were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.2%, India 3.3%, England 3.1%, Italy 2.2%, China 1.4%.

74.8% of people speak English as their first language 3.4% Italian, 1.5% Mandarin, 0.9% Spanish, 0.8% Hindi, 0.8% Arabic.

Heritage listings[edit]

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


Lutwyche is well served by frequent express and all-stops Brisbane Transport buses which run along Lutwyche Road to the city.

As part of the construction of the Brisbane Airport Link and Northern Busway, the Windsor Lutwyche precinct will be served by the Lutwyche Busway Station, which will provide an entrance to the Northern Busway tunnel at Truro Street and will consist of an open-air entrance plaza and new bus stops at Truro Street (southbound), and outside Windsor State School (northbound). The Lutwyche Busway Station is due for completion in 2012.[9]



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Coordinates: 27°25′23″S 153°02′02″E / 27.423°S 153.034°E / -27.423; 153.034