Graceville, Queensland

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Christ the king church graceville.jpg
Christ the King Catholic church
Population4,634 (2016 census)[1]
Location8 km (5 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Miller
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Graceville:
Fig Tree Pocket Chelmer Indooroopilly
Fig Tree Pocket Graceville Tennyson
Fig Tree Pocket Sherwood Rocklea

Graceville is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Real estate map of The Graceville Estate, ca. 1888

Graceville is located 7.8 kilometres (4.8 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Graceville is bordered by the Brisbane River to the North-East and West, Oxley Creek to the East, Chelmer to the North and Sherwood to the South. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 4,634.[1]

The suburb is centred on its own railway station on the Ipswich railway line. The suburb is predominantly residential, with houses generally being in the Queenslander style. The main roads in Graceville are Oxley Road, Graceville Avenue and Honour Avenue. Graceville has two primary schools, Graceville State School and Christ the King which is a private Catholic school. The suburb also has a number of parks (Simpson's Playground, Graceville Memorial Park, Faulkner Park).


Graceville also houses a number of sporting clubs, such as Souths Graceville Lions Rugby League Club, South West United Hockey Club, West Taylor Bridge Rugby Club, Rangers Netball Club, Western Suburbs Cricket Club and Graceville Amateur Swimming Club, which is based at Graceville State School.


Park along the Brisbane River, 2015

In the 2011 census, Graceville recorded a population of 4,213 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male. The median age of the Graceville population was 37 years of age, the same as the national median. 77.1% of people living in Graceville were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 2.9%, United States of America 1.1%, Scotland 0.9%, South Africa 0.8%. 89.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.8% Vietnamese, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Polish, 0.5% German, 0.5% Cantonese.

Landmarks and architecture[edit]

One of Graceville's most recognisable landmarks is the Graceville Uniting Church, on the intersection of Oxley Road and Verney Road East. The church was completed in 1930 and designed and built by local contractor Walter Taylor who was responsible for many local landmarks including the Walter Taylor Bridge which was named after him. Another landmark is the Graceville Memorial Oval, which has the Memorial for the soldiers who died in wars that lived in the area.

Heritage listings[edit]

Railway at Graceville, ~1915

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Graceville (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tennyson Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Beth-Eden (entry 600215)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Graceville Railway Station (entry 602717)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Graceville Memorial Park (entry 602443)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Graceville Uniting Church Complex (entry 601584)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.

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Coordinates: 27°31′S 152°59′E / 27.517°S 152.983°E / -27.517; 152.983