List of Rockhampton suburbs

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This is a list of the suburbs and localities of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Suburb Location Population at 2011 Census Notes
Allenstown 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south-west of the CBD 2,911
Alton Downs 1,301
Berserker 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north-east of the CBD 7,241 The Archer Brothers owned extensive holdings in Norway, and indeed, the brothers were born in that country. Subsequently, they often drew upon Norse mythology when naming landmarks. The Berserker Range and the suburb of Berserker in North Rockhampton are named for the Berserker warriors in Norse Mythology. Throughout their return trips to Scandinavia in the ensuing years, the Archer family promoted the virtues of settling in Rockhampton. During the late nineteenth century, Rockhampton was the largest intake port for Danish and Swedish immigrants in Australia.
Depot Hill 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the CBD 1,064
Egans Hill
Fairy Bower 116
Frenchville Situated at the base of the Berserker Range about seven kilometres to the north of the Fitzroy River 9,159 The district was named for Anthelme Thozet, first director of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens in the 1860s. Frenchmans Creek which runs through the area was also named for Thozet. The area was completely rural in character until the late 1960s, with small holdings and dairy farms predominating. A State primary school was established in 1900. In the late 1960s suburban development rapidly took place and the small school rapidly grew to an enrolment of well over 1,000 in the late 1970s.
Glendale 562
Ironpot 262
Kawana 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of the CBD 4,657
Koongal 4,728
Lakes Creek 334
Limestone Creek 401
Mount Archer 88
Norman Gardens 8,431
Nerimbera 265
Oasis Gardens
Park Avenue 5,366
Parkhurst 1,835
Port Curtis 327
Rockhampton City CBD 2,244 Rockhampton City, which forms the central business district of Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia, is home to many regional offices of various government organisations as well as many private companies, serving as a hub for Central Queensland. There has been extensive construction in the city centre over the last 10 years.

Rockhampton CBD is home to the East Street Mall. The East Street Mall spans one city block and consists of around 40 shops including food, fashion, shoes, home wares, chemists and banks. The East Street Mall underwent a million dollar redevelopment in 2003 as part of the CBD beautification, it included the return of vehicular traffic to the Mall.

The CBD also features Rockhampton's beautiful Riverbank Parklands. The Riverbank Parklands were constructed in 1998 and are home to the Twilight Markets and Twilight Movies which are held at the start of every month.

The beautiful heritage buildings features 26 buildings of historical significance in three blocks of Quay Street and East Street.

Rockhampton's major southside shopping centre, City Centre Plaza, is located in the CBD on Bolsover Street. The shopping centre features Coles and Target and 36 speciality shops and above and underground car parking.

Rockyview 1,428
The Common 500 m east of the CBD 0 The Common is a parkland suburb of Rockhampton. The Common is the location of the Cyril Connell Touch Fields, Rockhampton Cricket Club and Callaghan Race Park.
The Range 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the CBD 5,369
Wandal 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-west of the CBD 4,237 The area was originally surveyed in the 1860s, shortly after the town of Rockhampton was laid out and was originally the location of several large estates built by wealthy Rockhamptonites, particularly W.H. Wiseman, John Jardine, William Knox D'Arcy and P.F. MacDonald. Closer suburban development occurred later in the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century.

Several schools were established in the area. The Hall School, the local primary school, was established for Girls and Infants in 1910. Leichhardt Ward School, a Boys' School, closed in 1987 and was combined with The Hall State School. The Rockhampton State High School, which was built in Exhibition Road in 1961. At that time the High School was connected with the Rockhampton Technical College, but the School and the Tech separated in 1962.

Wandal is also the location of the Rockhampton "Show Grounds", the Exhibition Grounds belonging to the Rockhampton Agricultural Society.

West Rockhampton 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north-west of the CBD 1,810 A number of schools were established in West Rockhampton. Crescent Lagoon, the local state primary school, was established around 1896, and was moved to its current location in 1932 and the Rockhampton Grammar School, which was built in Agnes Street in 1883. The Rockhampton Grammar School is the oldest school in Rockhampton.

In 1948, St Francis Xavier School was opened near the botanical gardens, serving as the local Catholic Primary School for girls to Year 7 and boys to Year 4, until its closure in 1974 when it was amalgamated with St Peter's Parish.

West Rockhampton is also the location of the Rockhampton Airport, the Rockhampton Base Hospital, the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens and the Brothers Rockhampton Roos, the local Australian rules football club.