Shorncliffe, Queensland

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Shorcliffe at night.jpg
Shorncliffe at night
Population 1,914 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4017
Area 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Sandgate
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Shorncliffe:
Sandgate Moreton Bay
Deagon Shorncliffe
Boondall Boondall Nudgee Beach

Shorncliffe is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is situated northeast of Brisbane and is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate. The suburb comes under the jurisdiction of the Brisbane City Council. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,914.[1]

It is a small community with a village atmosphere. At times Shorncliffe has different festivals, including The Blue Water Festival whereby that start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race begins from the opening of The Cabbage Tree Creek.

Aboriginals called the area Warra, meaning an expanse of water.[2]

As of March 2012, the entirety of the pier was closed off to the public by the council due to fears of structural failure. The pier is closed indefinitely, the fate of the pier rests on government funding.


In the 2011 Census the population of Shorncliffe is 1,914, 49.3% female and 50.7% male.

The median/average age of the Shorncliffe population is 41 years of age, 4 years above the Australian average.

78% of people living in Shorncliffe were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 5%, Scotland 0.8%, United States of America 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%.

92.4% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% German, 0.5% French, 0.4% Japanese, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Serbian.

Heritage listings[edit]

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


Shorncliffe includes one primary schools; Shorncliffe State School and one private boys school; St Patrick's College. Both these schools are situated on neighbouring blocks of land to each other.

Shorncliffe also includes one railway station, which is the terminus of the Shorncliffe railway line.



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Shorncliffe (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 150. ISBN 9781921606199. 
  3. ^ "Musgrave House (entry 16262)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Drew Residence (former) (entry 16760)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Saltwood (entry 15066)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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Coordinates: 27°19′37″S 153°04′44″E / 27.327°S 153.079°E / -27.327; 153.079