|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 district.
Freshwater Christian College is located in Brinsmead.
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