Anstead, Queensland

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Anstead Bushland Reserve (7114288243).jpg
Anstead Bushland Reserve, 2012
Population1,509 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density105.5/km2 (273.3/sq mi)
Area14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal Division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Anstead:
Kholo Pullenvale Pullenvale
Mount Crosby Anstead Pinjarra Hills
Karalee Moggill Bellbowrie

Anstead is an outer western suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] It is located 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Anstead is on the northern bank of the Brisbane River.

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]


Men of the Anstead family

In the 2016 census, Anstead recorded 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]



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.[4] 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 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Anstead (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Anstead (entry 41502)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 27°32′41″S 152°51′58″E / 27.54472°S 152.86611°E / -27.54472; 152.86611 (Anstead)