Basin Pocket, Queensland

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Basin Pocket
Bremer River from Basin Pocket, Queensland.jpg
Bremer River and park, 2015
Basin Pocket is located in Queensland
Basin Pocket
Basin Pocket
Coordinates27°36′04″S 152°46′18″E / 27.6010°S 152.7718°E / -27.6010; 152.7718Coordinates: 27°36′04″S 152°46′18″E / 27.6010°S 152.7718°E / -27.6010; 152.7718
Population861 (2011)[1]
 • Density1,440/km2 (3,720/sq mi)
Area0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Basin Pocket:
North Ipswich Tivoli Moores Pocket
North Ipswich Basin Pocket East Ipswich
North Ipswich North Ipswich East Ipswich

Basin Pocket is a small residential suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 861.[1]


The suburb is bordered to the north and west by the Bremer River, and the remainder by East Ipswich. It contains a small set of shops on the corner of Chermside Rd and Jacaranda Street providing basic services.


The origin of the suburb name is derived from "The Basin", an enlarged natural widening used by river steamers to turn before or after berthing at Ipswich, which the suburb is adjacent to. The explorer Allan Cunningham noted the Basin in 1828, and the Rev. Dr John Dunmore Lang suggested that Basin Pocket or Booval might have been a better site for the main settlement.[3]

A ferry service between Basin Pocket and North Ipswich was established by William Isaac Lawrence sometime after his family settled there in the 1860s (This service does not exist today).


  • J Perrett Memorial Park
  • McLeod Street Park and Planned Boat Ramp
  • Horace J Harper Band Hall (Home of the Ipswich Model Band Est.1906 - the oldest surviving Brass, Concert Band in Ipswich)
  • West End Football Club

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Johns Anglican Church, Blackall Street


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Basin Pocket (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Basin Pocket (entry 45026)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Suburb and Place Names". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2014.

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