Corinda, Queensland

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Oxley Road Corinda.jpg
Shops along Oxley Road
Corinda is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°32′S 152°59′E / 27.533°S 152.983°E / -27.533; 152.983Coordinates: 27°32′S 152°59′E / 27.533°S 152.983°E / -27.533; 152.983
Population5,064 (2016 census)[1]
Location9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Corinda:
Fig Tree Pocket Sherwood Tennyson
Fig Tree Pocket Corinda Rocklea
Seventeen Mile Rocks Oxley Archerfield

Corinda is a suburb in Brisbane, Australia, located approximately 8.8 kilometres (5.5 mi) southwest of the Brisbane central business district. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 5,064.[3]

It is believed that the name Corinda originates from a local cattle station owned by Sir Arthur Palmer, which he named after his Corinda pastoral station near Aramac.


In the 2011 census, the population of Corinda was 4,695, consisting of 52.3% female and 47.7% male. The median age of the Corinda population was 39 years, two years above the Australian median. 71.8% of people living in Corinda were born in Australia, similar to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 1.1%, Philippines 0.8%, Germany 0.7%. 82.9% of people speak only English at home, while other languages include 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.8% Spanish, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Arabic.[3]


Corinda was first settled in the 1860s as a small farming community. Among the original settlers was the Francis family who in 1862 purchased 21 acres, which extended from the Brisbane River to Francis Lookout, a local heritage listed[4] landmark on Dewar Terrace. Francis Lookout survives to this day, and includes a small burial ground opened in 1862.[5] Its ten graves include those of some of the pioneer settlers. The oldest of the graves is of Clement Francis who died in 1863. The lychgate, erected by Angela Francis, dates to 1902. Most of the original older-style Queenslander homes date back to the colonial period and were built high on the hills around the lookout.

The first rail line opened in 1874. A small commercial district on Oxley Road gradually grew around it. The Corinda School of Arts (now municipal library) is one of the earliest surviving buildings on this strip and is a small timber structure built in 1895. The commercial district rapidly developed after the 1920s. Many large bungalow styled homes were built on the floodplain toward Oxley Creek during this time.

In October 1883, 140 subdivided allotments of 'Sherwood Junction Estate' were auctioned by J. Cameron. A map advertising the auction shows the Estate was at the junction of the South Brisbane Railway Line.[6] [7]

In July 1920, 32 subdivided allotments of 'Corinda Park Estate' were auctioned by Cameron Bros. A map advertising the auction states the Estate was 10 minutes walk from both Corinda and Oxley Railway Stations[8][9]

The Corinda RSL was established in 1964 and now trades as the Sherwood Services Club.[10] With the opening of Coles Supermarkets, the commercial centre has continued to develop and extend westward.

The Corinda Library became a branch of the Brisbane City Council library in 1966 and had a major refurbishment in 2016.[11]

The suburb experienced a landslip during the 1974 Brisbane flood which affected more than 20 houses.

Heritage listings[edit]

Weemalla was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2013
Francis Lookout graves, 2014

Corinda has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Open space[edit]

Corinda has two main parks both sharing the same name but separated at either end of the suburb. One is a forest reserve along the Brisbane River which includes Carrington Rocks and Carrington Boat Club. The other is on the floodplain of Oxley Creek near the bowls club and state school. The historic Francis Lookout reserve has another small park used for the traditional local Carols by Candlelight celebrations run by various local church and school groups. The Sherwood Arboretum borders the suburb but is located in Sherwood.

Places of worship[edit]

  • Christ Community Church West, Cliveden Avenue
  • St John’s Lutheran Church, cnr Oxley Rd and Clewley Street
  • St Joseph's Catholic Church, cnr Oxley Rd and Martindale Street
  • Grace Bible Church Corinda, cnr Hassall and Clara Street


Corinda Railway Station

The Corinda railway station provides residents with easy access to the Brisbane CBD, servicing many suburbs and providing access to many popular entertainment and educational venues along the way, including the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and the University of Queensland. As a result of changes to transport planning in July 2011, there is also a less frequent bus service (Bus 104) to Tennyson railway station.


There are two private schools in Corinda - St Aidan's Anglican Girls School (Prep to Year 12) near the railway station, and St Joseph's Catholic School (Prep to Year 7) near the Corinda Village Shopping Centre. The public primary schools (Corinda State Primary School) established in 1927 and high school (Corinda State High School) established in 1960 are towards the southern end of Corinda.


Natural hazards[edit]

As the suburb is bounded by the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek, parts of the suburb are susceptible, in extreme circumstances, to flooding. Parts of the suburb are also susceptible to landslip, as demonstrated in the 1974 Corinda Landslip.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Corinda (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tennyson Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Corinda (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Francis Lookout (entry 602441)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  5. ^ Francis Lookout burial ground, Corinda, Brisbane. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Sherwood Junction Estate, Parish of Oxley being subdivisions 1 to 48 of portions 90 & 91". State Library of Queensland. 29 October 1883. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Advertising". The Telegraph (3, 443). Queensland, Australia. 27 October 1883. p. 8. Retrieved 26 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Corinda Park Estate". State Library of Queensland. 3 July 1920. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Advertising". The Telegraph (14, 841). Queensland, Australia. 21 June 1920. p. 12. Retrieved 26 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ Sherwood Club History Archived 30 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Services Club. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Monkton (entry 601170)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Francis Lookout (entry 602441)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Weemalla (entry 602820)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Pool opening hours and facilities". Brisbane City Council. 12 October 2019.

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