Hawthorne, Queensland

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The Hawthorne cinema
Population4,989 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,560/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location3 km (2 mi) E of Brisbane CBD[2]
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Bulimba
Federal Division(s)Griffith
Suburbs around Hawthorne:
Newstead Bulimba Balmoral
New Farm Hawthorne Balmoral Morningside
Norman Park Norman Park Morningside

Hawthorne is suburb of Brisbane, Australia, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the CBD.[2]


Hawthorne is named after the hawthorne bushes that were planted in the 1850s and 1860s by the original settler William Baynes.[4]


Hawthorne started as a farming district in the 1860s, and was gradually subdivided as Brisbane grew. This was helped by the introduction of ferry and tram services.


The 2011 Census recorded 4,775 residents in Hawthorne, of whom 50.5% were female and 49.5% were male. The median age of the population was 33; four years younger than the Australian median.[5]

71.3% of people living in Hawthorne were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other most common countries of birth were England (5.1%), New Zealand (3.9%), Scotland (0.9%), the United States (0.9%), and South Africa (0.8%). 88% of people only spoke English at home, while the next most commonly spoken languages were Spanish (0.8%), Greek (0.7%), French (0.6%), Japanese (0.4%), and Italian (0.4%).[5]


The Hawthorne Cinema complex, on Hawthorne Road, is a classic theatre, opened in the 1940s it contains a large curved screen - one of the largest in Brisbane, as well as 2 smaller screens. It is part of the Cineplex Australia chain of cinemas, also including the Balmoral, Southbank and the (newly opened) Victoria Point cinema complexes. Hawthorne is home to several parks, and has numerous public transport options and a CityCat stop. Lourdes Hill College is an independent girls college in the heart of Hawthorne, that opened in 1916.

Aerial view of Hawthorne taken in 1947

Heritage listings[edit]

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


Hawthorne is well serviced by public transport with Bus, CityCat and close proximity to Morningside railway station. Hawthorne is located in zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.


Hawthorne is located under 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Morningside railway station, which provides Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.


Hawthorne is serviced by two bus routes, the 230 and the 232. Each bus route provides access to the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley as well as other suburbs listed below.

Bus Routes:
230 - Bulimba, Riding Rd, Gabba, South Brisbane, City, Valley
232 - Cannon Hill, Balmoral, Bulimba, East Bris, Valley, City


The Hawthorne ferry wharf provides CityCat services to Brisbane CBD, South Bank Parklands, and other suburbs on the CityCat network.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hawthorne (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Hawthorne". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 112. ISBN 9781921606199.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawthorne (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 May 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Hawthorne Ferry Terminal & Hardcastle Park (entry 602212)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

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Coordinates: 27°28′01″S 153°03′29″E / 27.467°S 153.058°E / -27.467; 153.058