Crestmead, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Augusta Street Crestmead.JPG
Augusta Street, 2014
Population12,153 (2016 census)[1]
Location27 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Woodridge
Federal Division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Crestmead:
Browns Plains Berrinba Marsden
Heritage Park Crestmead Waterford West
Park Ridge Park Ridge Logan Reserve

Crestmead is a suburb of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 12,153.[1]


Crestmead Community Centre, 2014
Dairy Farmers milk factory, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014

Out of Crestmead's population 50.5% are female and 49.5% male.[1] The median age of the Crestmead population was 28 years, 10 years below the national median of 38, with 64.2% of people living in Crestmead were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.9%, England 2.1%, Samoa 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%, Cambodia 0.7%. 73.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.2% Khmer, 1.0% Hmong, 0.9% Arabic, 0.7% Hindi.[1]


Crestmead State School

In 1885, a number of Swedish immigrants from the ship Chyebassa established farms in the area. Early crops included oats, maize, potatoes and turnips. Horses and cattle were grazed and timber was cut. The Swedish settlement included O.Trulson, M.Trulson, M.Stjernqvist, M.Swensen, P.Swensen, N.Stjernqvist and P.Abrahamsen. [3]Other early settlers were John and George Hubner who took up farms in 1893. Although the district acquired the unofficial name of Hubner from the Hubner family, when the (then) local government Shire of Beaudesert tried to formalise it in 1987, it was instead decided to name the area Crestmead after a local housing estate.[4]

On 24 December 2012, 80 workers at the Dairy Farmers factory in the Crestmead Industrial Estate staged a protest at the factory to protest pay rates; the protest included blocking access to milk tankers. A very large number of police attended and protestors clashed with police.[5]


St Francis College, Crestmead, 2014
Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) distribution centre, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014

There are two schools in Crestmead.

Crestmead State School, a government primary (P-6) school, is located at 27–61 Augusta Street (27°41′19″S 153°05′25″E / 27.688645°S 153.090225°E / -27.688645; 153.090225 (Crestmead State School)).[6] Crestmead State School is a very popular primary school and has become one of the largest public primary schools in the state with enrolments now exceeding 1345. It opened on 23 January 1984 and was recognized in 2017 with new status as an Independent Public School (IPS). In 2019 Crestmead State School celebrated its 35th (Coral) Jubilee in September, which attracted a large crowd of past students, staff, supporters and dignitaries.[7][8] The event was notable for the tribute of naming the school hall in honour of the foundation principal, Gavin Bird. A history of the school and local area was published to commemorate the event, edited by long-term teacher Jean Murdoch, entitled "We are Crestmead State School".[9]

St Francis College, a Roman Catholic primary and secondary (P-12) school, is located at 64 Julie Street (27°41′19″S 153°05′25″E / 27.688645°S 153.090225°E / -27.688645; 153.090225 (St Francis College)).[6]


The Crestmead Industrial Estate is located on the western side of the suburb. It has lot sizes ranging from 1,800 square metres to 2.6 hectares. It is suitable for light to medium industry and businesses can operate 24 hours a day.[10]


Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre, provided by St Francis College, 2014

Crestmead Community Centre is in Crestmead Community Park and can be accessed from Gimlet Street (27°41′24″S 153°05′37″E / 27.6900°S 153.09350°E / -27.6900; 153.09350 (Crestmead Community Centre)). It comprises a hall, small meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. A range of activities including dancing and health clinics operate from the centre.[11]

Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre is provided on the grounds of St Francis College by the college for use by the community. 'Numbellie Karulboo' means 'everybody together' in the Yuggera and Yugambeh languages. It hosts an indigenous dance group, children's playgroups and cross-cultural programs.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Crestmead (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Crestmead (entry 47400)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ Howells, M. (2006) Ridge to Ridge: Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge, Logan City, Logan City Council.
  4. ^ "Crestmead". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Workers protesting at Dairy Farmers factory in Crestmead stopping trucks 'will affect' Christmas milk supplies". Courier-Mail. 24 December 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ Dick, Cameron (September 2019). "Ministerial Diary" (PDF). Queensland Government. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
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  9. ^ Murdoch, Jean Maree. We Are Crestmead State School : A Jubilee History of Crestmead State School 1984–2019 : 35 Years / Compiled and Edited by Jean Murdoch. (2019). Print. (State Library of Queensland online catalogue)
  10. ^ "Crestmead industrial estate". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Crestmead Community Centre". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Community Centre". St Francis College. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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Coordinates: 27°41′S 153°5′E / 27.683°S 153.083°E / -27.683; 153.083