|Population||5,362 (2016 census)|
|• Density||993/km2 (2,572/sq mi)|
|Area||5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)|
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.
Freshwater Christian College is located in Brinsmead.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brinsmead (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Leichhardt (Qld)". 23 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- "Brinsmead - suburb (entry 48544)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "Cairns Suburbs". University of Queensland Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017.
- "Horace George Brinsmead". The Brinsmeads Down Under. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
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