Grange, Queensland

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Grange is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°25′24″S 153°00′52″E / 27.4233°S 153.0144°E / -27.4233; 153.0144 (Grange (centre of suburb))
Population4,318 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,210/sq mi)
Area1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward;[2] Marchant Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Brisbane
Suburbs around Grange:
Stafford Stafford Gordon Park
Alderley Grange Lutwyche
Newmarket Wilston Windsor

Grange is a northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4] In the 2016 census Grange had a population of 4,318 people.[1]


Grange is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district, on the southern side of Kedron Brook. It is sometimes referred to as The Grange.

There is a hill in the west of the surbub called The Pinnacle (27°25′24″S 153°00′39″E / 27.4232°S 153.0108°E / -27.4232; 153.0108 (The Pinnacle)) riing to 57 metres (187 ft) above sea level.[5]


New homes in the Brisbane suburb of The Grange, 1929

Prior to the arrival of British settlers, the Grange area consisted of areas of open grassland and thinly wooded plains.[6]

In the 1860s fellmonger T. K. Peate established The Grange Tannery and Fellmongery Company on Kedron Brook.[4]

Suburban development of the area commenced in 1903 with the subdivision of T. K. Peate's property into "the Grange Estate". The name of the suburb is derived from that of Peate's property: "Grange" is believed to be an Old English word meaning granary.[4][6]

Many houses in the suburb are of the Queenslander architectural style.

Wilston State School opened on 16 August 1920.[7]

After seven years of agitation, Brisbane's tram service was extended to Grange in July 1928. The opening ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, William Jolly, and two Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, James Stevingstone Kerr and Charles Taylor.[8] The mayor had threatened not to attend any ceremony for the opening of the tram service because two rival groups were organising separate celebrations; he would only attend if there was a single ceremony.[9]

Grange Heights Methodist Church opened on Saturday 23 February 1946 at 26 Progress Road (27°25′28″S 153°00′26″E / 27.4244°S 153.0071°E / -27.4244; 153.0071 (Grange Heights Methodist/Uniting Church (former))), now in Alderley.[10] It became Grange Heights Uniting Church. It closed between 1975 and 1990.[11][12] The building still exists and is used as a childcare centre.[13][14]

St Paul the Apostle's Anglican Church at Grange Heights (the elevated western part of the suburb) was dedicated on 4 April 1964 by Archbishop Philip Strong. It was at 17 Blandford Street (27°25′16″S 153°00′32″E / 27.4212°S 153.0090°E / -27.4212; 153.0090 (St Paul the Apostle's Anglican Church (former))). It closed on 29 November 1989.[15][16] It is now called Blandford Place and used as commercial premises.[17]

The Newmarket Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses opened their Kingdom Hall at 108 Blandford Street in 1989.[18]

The Grange Library opened in 1979 and had a major refurbishment in 2014.[19]

In the 2011 census Grange had a population of 4,163 people.[20]

In the 2016 census Grange had a population of 4,318 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Heritage-listed sites in Grange include:


Wilston State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Primrose Street (27°25′44″S 153°00′54″E / 27.4289°S 153.0150°E / -27.4289; 153.0150 (Wilston State School)).[22][23] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 887 students with 60 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[24] It includes a special education program.[22]

There is no secondary school in Grange. The nearest government secondary schools are Everton Park State High School in Everton Park to the north-west, Kedron State High School in Kedron to the north-east, and Kelvin Grove State College in Kelvin Grove to the south.[17]


The Brisbane City Council operates the Grange Library at 79 Evelyn Street (27°25′31″S 153°01′03″E / 27.4252°S 153.0176°E / -27.4252; 153.0176 (Grange Library)).[25]

Grange Post Office is at 64 Thomas Street (27°25′35″S 153°00′53″E / 27.4263°S 153.0146°E / -27.4263; 153.0146 (Grange Post Office)).[26][27]

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses is at 108 Blandford Street (27°25′13″S 153°00′50″E / 27.4202°S 153.0140°E / -27.4202; 153.0140 (Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses)).[18]

There are a number of parks in the area, including:

Sporting clubs[edit]

Fortitude Valley Rugby League Football Club, Valleys Diehards was founded in 1908 and is Brisbane's oldest Rugby League club. Located in Bega Street at Emerson Park since 1971, teams range from Under 6 up to seniors including a BRL A-Grade Mens and a BHP Premiership Womens team which is a Queensland State competition.

Grange Thistle Soccer Club was founded in 1920. It was formerly known as the Thistle Football Club until 1961 and has played at Lanham Park, Grange (27°25′19″S 153°01′07″E / 27.4220°S 153.0185°E / -27.4220; 153.0185 (GRANGE THISTLE SOCCER CLUB)) since 1930, with a break from 1932 to 1942, during which the club suspended its activities.[29]

The Wilston Grange Australian Football Club has represented the suburb at Australian rules football since 1945.[30]

For 70 years the Grange Club (Grange Bowls and Community Club Inc.) has represented the suburb in lawn bowls. It is also in Lanham Park (27°25′24″S 153°01′07″E / 27.4234°S 153.0187°E / -27.4234; 153.0187 (Grange Bowls Club)).[31]


In the 2011 census, Grange recorded a population of 4,163 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Grange population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Grange were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 3.4%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%.

90.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.3% Hindi.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Grange (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Enoggera Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Grange – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44888)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b Jenkins, L. (2000). "Suburb Profile: Grange". BRISbites - Suburban Sites. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2006.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "GRANGE TRAMWAY". Daily Standard (4827). Queensland, Australia. 2 July 1928. p. 7 (3 p.m. EDITION). Retrieved 31 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Grange Tram Opening "Ceremonies."". The Brisbane Courier (21, 973). Queensland, Australia. 29 June 1928. p. 14. Retrieved 31 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Expansion Of Church Heartening". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 23 February 1946. p. 3 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 12 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ Gregory's Street Directory of Brisbane and Suburbs and Metropolitan Road Guide (11 ed.). 1975.
  12. ^ Universal Business Directories (Aust.) Pty. Ltd (1990). UBD street directory. Brisbane. Universal Business Directories (Australia).
  13. ^ "Grange Uniting Church - Former". Churches Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  14. ^ Google (12 February 2021). "Grange Heights Uniting Church (former)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  16. ^ "St Paul the Apostle Anglican Church, - Former". Churches Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  18. ^ a b "Grange, 108 Blandford St, Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses". Queensland religious places database. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Grange, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  21. ^ "Wilston State School (entry 602855)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  22. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Wilston State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  27. ^ "Grange LPO". Australia Post. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  28. ^ a b c d e f "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  29. ^ "THISTLE FOOTBALL CLUB". The Telegraph (17, 900). Queensland, Australia. 19 April 1930. p. 13. Retrieved 5 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  30. ^ "Wilston Grange Australian Football Club". Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  31. ^ "The Grange Club". Archived from the original on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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