Cannon Hill, Queensland

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Cannon Hill
Cannon Hill Railway Station, Queensland, Aug 2012.JPG
Population 5,533 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Established 1867
Postcode(s) 4170[2]
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) E of Brisbane CBD[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward;[4] Morningside Ward)[5]
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Cannon Hill:
Morningside Murarrie Murarrie
Morningside Cannon Hill Tingalpa
Seven Hills Carina Carina

Cannon Hill is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the CBD,[3] and borders Carina, Morningside, Murarrie, and Tingalpa.


Cannon Hill is most likely named after Cannon Hill House, a residence formerly located on Wynnum Road.[3][6][7] It was occupied by the Weedon family from its construction in 1867 until burning down in 1927.[7] Thornhill Weedon named the house after two fallen trees which were said to have resembled a cannon.[6]


Cannon Hill was originally inhabited by Murris, but they were "dispersed" by the Native Police and Brisbane Mounted Police in November 1861, around the time when European settlement began in the area.[7][8] Some land was used by settlers for farming and grazing, but the area remained mostly bushland.[9]

The Cleveland railway line was opened in 1889 going through Cannon Hill to Cleveland. At the same time blocks of land near the station were offered for sale.

In 1994, a Cannon Hill paddock became one of the first places where Hendra virus was transmitted between bats and horses. The infected mare was taken to a training complex, starting an outbreak that eventually killed trainer Vic Rail. The paddock has since been turned into housing and parkland in Murarrie.[10]

Heritage listings[edit]

Cannon Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Cannon Hill contains the Cannon Hill State School, Cannon Hill Catholic Primary School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College.


Cannon Hill is home to many shops and restaurants. Major shopping centres include the Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza and Urban Village Cannon Hill.


Cannon Hill is well serviced by public transport and is located in zones 2 and 3 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Cannon Hill is also serviced by two major roads which allow for easy transportation around the city.

Cannon Hill railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.

The Cannon Hill bus station is a major interchange for the area. Bus routes include to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, DFO and Carindale.

State Route 20 (Creek Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Mount Gravatt and Murarrie
State Route 23 (Wynnum Road, Lytton Road, Shafston Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Kangaroo Point and Tingalpa


The 2011 Census recorded 4,507 residents in Cannon Hill, of whom 49.8% were female and 50.2% were male. The median age of the population was 35; 2 years younger than the Australian average.[1]

75.1% of people living in Cannon Hill were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being New Zealand (4.1%), England (3.7%), the Philippines (1.2%), India (1.2%), and Scotland (0.9%). 85.6% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Mandarin (0.7%), Cantonese (0.6%), Tagalog (0.5%), Vietnamese (0.5%), and Greek (0.5%).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cannon Hill, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Cannon Hill". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Doboy Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Cannon Hill (entry 43252)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Cannon Hill". RE/MAX. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Williams, Brian. "Secrets of Brisbane's suburbs: C". News Ltd. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "Cannon Hill". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Quammen, David (2012). Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. 
  11. ^ "Cannon Hill State School (entry 602854)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 

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Coordinates: 27°28′24″S 153°05′48″E / 27.47333°S 153.09667°E / -27.47333; 153.09667