|Population||9,479 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,247/km2 (3,230/sq mi)|
|Area||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||22.6 km (14 mi) N of Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Nashville is a neighbourhood in the south-west of the suburb ().
Brighton has been mostly developed as suburban housing. In the north of the suburb there is some rural residential development and undeveloped wetlands. In the south-west of the locality are undeveloped wetlands which include Third Lagoon ( The lagoon is so-called as it is one of the three lagoons of the Sandgate area, the first being Einbunpin Lagoon and the second being Dowse Lagoon which are both within the suburb of Sandgate.).
The Brighton Hotel located along Beaconsfield Terrace was believed to be built by David Rowntree Somerset. An early settler, Captain William Townsend, bought the Brighton Hotel and used it as his home and, once sold in 1893, it was used as an orphanage. It resumed being a hotel in 1912. The suburb takes its name from the hotel, which is believed to be named after Brighton in Sussex, England.
In 1919 a Methodist church opened in Brighton, the building having been relocated from Killarney (where it had opened in 1902).
Brighton State School opened on 27 January 1920.
Since 1935, one or more of three adjacently positioned bridges have connected Brisbane to Redcliffe Peninsula between Brighton at their southern end and Clontarf on the peninsula at their northern end. The first of these to be built, the Hornibrook Bridge, has since been demolished upon completion of the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge in 2010, which now stands alongside the Houghton Highway, which opened in 1979.
Brighton was the site of the Second World War barracks of the RAAF Air Training School between December 1940 and May 1946; it was built on reclaimed land. It later became Eventide, a large nursing home run by the Queensland Government. More than 700 patients were transferred from Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island to the facility. It was announced in late 2012 that the nursing home would close because it was uneconomic to ensure that the aging buildings complied with building codes.
Nashville State School opened on 25 January 1960.
St Kieran's Catholic School opened on 2 February 1960.
In June 1990 the Uniting Church in Australia congregations of Boondall, Brighton, Sandgate and Shorncliffe decided to amalgamate. Their new Sandgate Uniting Church in Deagon was opened in Sunday 20 November 1994.
The Autism Therapy & Education Centre opened on 27 January 1991.
Brighton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Hornibrook Highway: Hornibrook Bridge (mostly demolished in 2011)
- Ex-RAAF barracks (on the site of Brighton Health Campus)
In the 2011 census, Brighton recorded a population of 9,012 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.
The median age of the Brighton population was 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian median.
78.4% of people living in Brighton were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.3%, New Zealand 4.3%, Scotland 0.8%, Philippines 0.6%, Ireland 0.5%.
91.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.5% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Cantonese.
Brighton State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 2 North Road ( In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 435 students with 32 teachers (27 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).).
Nashville State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls on the corner of Baskerville and Douglas Streets ( In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 352 students with 26 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).).
St Kieran's Catholic School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 15 Greenwood Street ( In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 277 students with 23 teachers (17 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).).
Autism Queensland Education & Therapy Centre is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) facility of Autism Queensland Education & Therapy Centre (headquartered at Sunnybank Hills) at 136 North Road ().
There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:
- Decker Park ( )
- Dianella Reserve ( )
- Goodenia Reserve ( )
- Gordon Street Park ( )
- High Street Park (no.140) ( )
- High Street Park (nos.132&134) ( )
- Jill Street Park ( )
- Massie Street Park ( )
- North Road Park ( )
- Pimelea Reserve ( )
- Pomona Street Park ( )
- Princess Street Park (no.23) ( )
- Princess Street Park (nos.8-18) ( )
- Queens Parade Park ( )
- Queens Parade Park (no.93) ( )
- Sandgate Foreshores Park ( )
- Sandgate Third Lagoon Reserve ( )
- Saul Street Park ( )
- Shepherd Street Park (no.2) ( )
- Stubbs Street Park ( )
- Tenth Avenue Park ( )
- Townsend Street Park ( )
- Townsend Street Park (nos.31&12) ( )
- Wakefield Park ( )
Brighton has a woodland wetland protected by the local government. This natural reserve is made up of three woods; namely Goodenia Woods, Pimelea Woods and Dianella Woods. The land is so called a wetland as it fills with water during heavy rain which flows into a small tidal creek, Copold Creek, that flows under one of the main roads of Brighton, Beaconsfield Terrace, and then leads to Bramble Bay between 15th and 16th Avenues.
Brighton is a desirable Brisbane suburb due to both the ease of public transport, such as the train service from nearby Sandgate, and also the bayside esplanade. This peaceful parkland esplanade follows the coast between the Houghton Highway bridge and Sandgate. The esplanade is used by walkers, cyclists and families. Brighton's beach is used by kite surfers and also walkers during low tide. The road that follows the esplanade is called Flinders Parade named after the navigator Captain Matthew Flinders who was the first European to discover the area in order to establish a penal colony for Lord Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brighton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Deagon Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Brighton – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41701)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- Google (6 April 2021). "Brisbane GPO to Brighton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "Nashville – locality unbounded in City of Brisbane (entry 23915)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
- "Third Lagoon – lagoon in City of Brisbane (entry 34226)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
- "Sandgate Third Lagoon". Brisbane Heritage Register. Archived from the original on 11 September 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "Brighton". blogs.slq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "Local History - Brighton". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "METHODISM". Warwick Daily News (5109). Queensland, Australia. 30 November 1935. p. 8. Archived from the original on 11 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
- "Eventide to lose residential aged care". Northside Chronicle. Quest Newspapers. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Hughes, Wendy (12 June 2017). "Queensland church conversions: Glam renovations, cool features, blank canvases". Domain. Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
- "Brighton Baptist Church - Former". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
- "Sandgate Uniting Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
- "Hornibrook Highway Bridge (entry 601246)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- "Ex RAAF Barracks x 2, Eventide Aged Persons Home | Heritage Places". heritage.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
- "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Brighton State School". Archived from the original on 4 March 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Nashville State School". Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "St Kieran's School". Archived from the original on 7 March 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "Autism Queensland Education & Therapy Centre". Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Mobile library services". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
- Stevens, E. V. (Eric Vaughan), 1878-1960 (1 January 1956), Early Brighton and Sandgate, Royal Historical Society of QueenslandCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) — full text available online
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brighton, Queensland.|