Brinsmead, Queensland

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Brinsmead is located in Queensland
Coordinates 16°54′05″S 145°42′53″E / 16.9013°S 145.7147°E / -16.9013; 145.7147Coordinates: 16°54′05″S 145°42′53″E / 16.9013°S 145.7147°E / -16.9013; 145.7147
Population 5,362 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 993/km2 (2,572/sq mi)
Established 1975
Postcode(s) 4870
Area 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Cairns
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt[2]
Suburbs around Brinsmead:
Redlynch Freshwater Stratford
Redlynch Brinsmead Whitfield
Redlynch Redlynch Kanimbla

Brinsmead is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Far North Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Brinsmead had a population of 5,362 people.[1]


Brinsmead is located 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city centre of Cairns.


The suburb takes its name from the Brinsmead Gap, a topographical feature between the hills of the Whitfield Range, in turn named after Horace George Brinsmead, a sugar plantation owner at Freshwater who guided groups to see the Barron Falls, one of the first tourism ventures in the distrct.[4][5]


Freshwater Christian College is located in Brinsmead.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brinsmead (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 May 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Leichhardt (Qld)". 23 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Brinsmead - suburb (entry 48544)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cairns Suburbs". University of Queensland Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Horace George Brinsmead". The Brinsmeads Down Under. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018. 

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