Garbutt, Queensland

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Garbutt is located in Queensland
Coordinates19°15′46″S 146°45′56″E / 19.26278°S 146.76556°E / -19.26278; 146.76556Coordinates: 19°15′46″S 146°45′56″E / 19.26278°S 146.76556°E / -19.26278; 146.76556
Population2,396 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Townsville
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around Garbutt:
Mount St John Town Common Rowes Bay
Mount Louisa Garbutt Belgian Gardens
Heatley Vincent
West End

Garbutt is a residential and industrial suburb in the City of Townsville, in northern Queensland, Australia.[2]


In the 2016 census, Garbutt had a population of 2,396 people.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.1% of the population.
  • 72.2% of people were born in Australia and 78.1% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 27.6% and Catholic 21.5%.[1]


Townsville International Airport (formerly known as Garbutt Airport) is located there.

Other places at Garbutt are the RAAF Base Townsville and the Townsville station of the Bureau of Meteorology.


The suburb takes its name from the railway station which was originally known as Garbutts Siding and renamed Garbutt by the Railways Department on 26 January 1940. The siding served the butchering firm established by Charles Garbutt, a local pastoralist.[2]

Public Facilities in Garbutt[edit]

Public Facilities in Garbutt include:

Community groups[edit]

The Magnetic Garbutt branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA Hall at 42 Lancaster Street.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Garbutt (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Garbutt (entry 46541)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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