Hendra, Queensland

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House in Hendra, Queensland 02.JPG
Residential street in Hendra
Population4,417 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density1,636/km2 (4,240/sq mi)
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Hamilton Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Clayfield
Federal Division(s)Brisbane
Suburbs around Hendra:
Nundah Nundah Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Hendra Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Ascot Ascot

Hendra is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It lies roughly six kilometres north-east of Brisbane central business district. The streets of Hendra are lined with Jacaranda and Royal poinciana Trees.[3][4] As with its neighbouring suburbs, Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community.


Hendra was originally a farming district, an expansion of the Nundah settlement. The crops were citrus fruits, grapes and pineapples. There were also dairy herds.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

  • 5 Derby Street: Glengariff, once the residence of millionaire Thomas Beirne[6]
  • Ardon Residence 27 Bowley Street, Hendra [7]
  • Inspice Residence 70 Zillman Road, Hendra [7]

Hendra today[edit]

Hendra is home to an abundance of restaurants and cafes, including local cafés, take-aways, antiques and pubs. Toombul Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping mall, but there are many local shops on Junction Road and Sandgate Road.

The local school, Hendra Secondary College, is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

Hendra has the Doomben Racecourse, and several parks (notably T.C. Beirne Park), bikeways and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.

The Hendra virus is named after this suburb, as it was the first place where the virus was detected, in September 1994.[8] The affected stables were located at 10 Williams Avenue.


In the 2011 census the population of Hendra was 4,417: 50.8% female and 49.2% male.[1]

The median age of the Hendra population was 39 years, 2 years above the Australian median.

74.8% of people living in Hendra were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4%, New Zealand 4%, South Africa 1.1%, Ireland 0.8%, Philippines 0.7%. 86.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Italian, 0.7% Arabic, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Greek, 0.5% French.

Nearly three-quarters (72.1%) of households in Hendra were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 5.3% were group households. Of the families, almost half (48.6%) were couple families with children, 34.7% were couples without children, and 14.6% were one parent families. Stand alone houses account for 86.1% of occupied private dwellings in Hendra, 8.9% were semi-detached, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

The median weekly household income was $1,894, compared to the national median of $1,234.


Hendra is home to the All Stars Baseball Club,[9] T. C Beirne Park,[9] Ti-trees Swimming Club,[10] and the Northern Suburbs Bridge Club.[11]


The local school, Hendra Secondary College, is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.


Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the CBD easy for Hendra residents.

Brisbane's domestic and international airport terminals are just as easily accessible by car or the AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.

Places of worship[edit]


Strategic Airlines has its head office in the suburb of Hendra.[22]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hendra (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hamilton Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Hendra Real Estate - Suburb Information | Clark Real Estate". Clark Real estate. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Alert over 'plague' of caterpillars". Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  5. ^ Our Brisbane, Hendra. Retrieved 6 December 2009
  6. ^ "Glengariff (entry 600222)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Federation-House - Queensland Federation Heritage Sites". federation-house.wikispaces.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Second hendra outbreak in Queensland". ABC News. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  9. ^ a b "All Stars Baseball Club". www.allstarsbaseball.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Sport centre - – The Ti-Trees Swimming Club Ltd – Modern Sport Centre". www.titreesswimmingclub.com.au. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Northern Suburbs Bridge Club". www.northernsuburbs.bridgeaustralia.org. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.goodstart.org.au
  13. ^ "Welcome to Our Lady Help of Christians". www.olhchendra.qld.edu.au. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools (N)". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  15. ^ https://hendrass.eq.edu.au
  16. ^ "The oldest state primary schools in Queensland". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  17. ^ https://aviationhigh.eq.edu.au
  18. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools (A)". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  19. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools (H)". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  20. ^ "Hendra Northgate". hncatholic.org.au. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Welcome". hendraclayfieldanglican.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Contact." Strategic Aviation. Retrieved 31 August 2011. "Brisbane Office 34 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia"

External links[edit]

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Media related to Hendra, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°25′05″S 153°04′16″E / 27.418°S 153.071°E / -27.418; 153.071