Balmoral, Queensland

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Coordinates 27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral)Coordinates: 27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral)
Population 3,827 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,940/km2 (7,620/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4171[2]
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane[3]
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside

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


Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD.


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

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.[6]


Balmoral has one high school called Balmoral State High School.

Notable people[edit]

A famous person to come out of this particular suburb is Laurel Edwards who is a presenter on the 4KQ Brisbane Breakfast Show and also a presenter on Channel 7's The Great South East.


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 (31 October 2012). "Balmoral, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Balmoral (entry 44262)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Brisbane Suburb: Balmoral - History of Balmoral -
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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