Anstead, Queensland

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Anstead Bushland Reserve (7114288243).jpg
Anstead Bushland Reserve, 2012
Anstead is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°32′28″S 152°51′44″E / 27.5411°S 152.8622°E / -27.5411; 152.8622 (Anstead (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°32′28″S 152°51′44″E / 27.5411°S 152.8622°E / -27.5411; 152.8622 (Anstead (centre of suburb))
Population1,509 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density105.5/km2 (273.3/sq mi)
Area14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location21.1 km (13 mi) WSW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Anstead:
Mount Crosby
Pullenvale Pullenvale
Karalee Anstead Pinjarra Hills
Barellan Point Moggill Bellbowrie

Anstead is an outer western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Anstead had a population of 1,509 people.[1]


Anstead is located 21.1 kilometres (13 mi) by road south-west of the Brisbane CBD.[4]

The suburb is bounded to the west by the northern bank of Dalys Reach (27°33′16″S 152°50′59″E / 27.5544°S 152.8497°E / -27.5544; 152.8497 (Dalys Reach)) of the Brisbane River.[5] The Moggill Conservation Park occupies the north of the suburb. Historically a rural area, it is now predominantly rural residential with small areas of land in the west of the suburb being either undeveloped or used for grazing on native vegetation.[6]


Men of the Anstead family

Anstead is named after the original land owner John Anstead, a timber getter and quarry master in the 1860s. Anstead was officially gazetted in 1975, prior to which it was part of the suburb of Moggill.[3]

In the 2016 census, Anstead had a population of 1,509 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male.[1] The median age of the Anstead population was 41 years, 3 years above the national median of 38. 72.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 8.5%. 90.1% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 34.4%, Catholic 19.5%, Anglican 16.3% and Uniting Church 8.8%.[1]


There are no schools in Anstead. The nearest primary school is Moggill State School in neighbouring Moggill to the south. The nearest secondary school is Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the north-east.[6]

Future road proposal[edit]

An alternative location for a bridge to replace Moggill Ferry is proposed within the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor. Land has been set aside by the Queensland government as a future transport corridor passing through the suburbs of Kenmore, Pullenvale, Anstead and Karalee to connect the Centenary Highway at Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland with the Warrego Highway at North Tivoli. The corridor was identified in the 1960s and planned and preserved in the late 1970s.[7] It has not been determined whether or not local traffic on and off-ramp access to the arterial road will be provided. Community feelings over the transport corridor are similar to those expressed over the Moggill Ferry/Bridge debate. As of 2010, there is no date or funding provided to commence the construction of the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor.


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Anstead (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Anstead – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41502)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Brisbane GPO to Anstead". Google Maps. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Dalys Reach – reach in City of Brisbane (entry 48211)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads Moggill Pocket Arterial Road/Moggill-Warrego Highway Connection Archived 9 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 19 September 2010

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