Bundall, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Bundall, Queensland.jpg
A river in Bundall
Population 4,188 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4217
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Surfers Paradise
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Bundall:
Ashmore Southport Surfers Paradise
Benowa Bundall Surfers Paradise
Benowa Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Waters

Bundall is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Census, Bundall had a population of 4,188.[1]


Bundall is west of Surfers Paradise and the Nerang River. Sorrento (28°01′04″S 153°24′03″E / 28.01778°S 153.40083°E / -28.01778; 153.40083 (Sorrento, Queensland)) is a neighbourhood within Bundall.[3][4]


The name Bundall is from the Aboriginal word for a species of prickly vine. The locality was originally established by British landowner Edmund Henry Price in 1862. The northern boundary of the area runs from the southern Nerang Riverbank to The Arts Centre Gold Coast. It then continues south, bordering the present day Village High Road, alongside Benowa. The locality of Sorrento is within the southern section of the suburb of Bundall.

Bundall is also the home of the Bundall Iceland Ice Rink, home of the Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues[1] ice hockey club, Queensland's only team in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Cultural precinct[edit]

A cultural precinct may be built on the Evandale site that currently incorporates the Gold Coast Arts Centre.[5] The project may begin at the beginning of 2014. The City of Gold Coast's vision is that when completed, the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will include drama, music, dance, art, new media and public sculpture.

Slatyer Avenue[edit]

Family members at the dedication of the Southport Park Streets Heritage sign on 11 November 2012
The Slatyer entries on the Southport Park Streets Heritage Sign

Slatyer Avenue (27°59′52″S 153°24′27″E / 27.9978°S 153.4075°E / -27.9978; 153.4075 (Slayter Avenue, Bundall)) is one of eleven local streets named after young men who died on active service in World War II.[6] When the Bradbrook family farm at Bundall was subdivided for housing in the 1950s, Slatyer Avenue was named after two brothers - Allan and Gordon Slatyer, the only children of Francis Leichhardt and Hilda (Peggy) Slatyer of Surfers Paradise.[6][7][8] Allan, an RAAF leading aircraftman, died in a training accident at Wagga Wagga on 29 August 1941. He was 18 years old.[7][9][10] Gordon, an AIF infantryman, was killed in action on 3 August 1942 at El Alamein, Egypt. He was 22 years old.[8][11]


In the 2011 census, Bundall recorded a population of 4,188 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.

The median age of the Bundall population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37.

66.8% of people living in Bundall were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.4%, England 4.7%, Japan 1.4%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.8%.

83.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Japanese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% German, 0.8% Italian, 0.6% French.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bundall (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-10-16.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bundall (entry 46033)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sorrento (entry 31408)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cultural precinct panel revealed". goldcoast.com.au. 26 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Young, Bernadette. "What's in a Name: Slatyer Avenue". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Slatyer, Allan". Casualty details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Slayter, Gordon". Casualty details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "2 Air Trainees Killed.". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 30 August 1941. p. 26 Edition: FIRST EDITION. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Accident to Wirraway A20-251 of 2 SFTS at Wagga on 29/8/41 - Pilot LAC Wilkinson G C H and LAC Slatyer A - Both killed". Department of Defence, Australia. National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "RESTRICTED HOSPITAL USE OF LIQUID PARAFFIN.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 21 August 1942. p. 5. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  • W.E Hanlon, The Early Settlement of the Logan and Albert Districts
  • Steele, J.G., Aboriginal Pathways in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, p63

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Coordinates: 28°00′43″S 153°24′18″E / 28.012°S 153.405°E / -28.012; 153.405