Balmoral, Queensland

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Balmoral is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))
Population3,893 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,990/km2 (7,760/sq mi)
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Bulimba
Federal Division(s)Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside Morningside

Balmoral is an eastern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4]


Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD. An exclusive small suburb of Brisbane with what is considered the most advantageous outlook of Brisbane City and the Storey Bridge.


The name Balmoral is an anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil' which is Scottish Gaelic for 'beautiful residence' or 'majestic castle'.[5]

On 25 June 1927. Panorama Heights estate containing 53 reserved websites was auctioned by Thornton and Pearce.[6] The estate was located on Fifth Avenue, Balmoral.[7]

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.[8]


Balmoral has one high school called Balmoral State High School.


The Bulimba Memorial Bowls and Community Club is at 6 Quinn Street (27°27′30″S 153°04′18″E / 27.4582°S 153.0716°E / -27.4582; 153.0716 (Bulimba Bowls and Community Club)). It offers competitive and social lawn bowls.[9]

Notable people[edit]


In the 2011 census, Balmoral recorded a population of 3,827 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median age of the Balmoral population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.

74% of people living in Balmoral were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.2%, Ireland 1.1%, Scotland 0.8%, India 0.8%.

88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balmoral (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Balmoral (entry 49816)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Brisbane Suburb: Balmoral - History of Balmoral -". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Panorama Heights Estate, Balmoral". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  7. ^ "COMING SALES". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 21 June 1927. p. 7. Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Bulimba Bowls Club". Bulimba Bowls Club. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Past and present". Courier-Mail. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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