Rasmussen, Queensland

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Rasmussen Queensland sign.jpg
Population4,456 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Thuringowa
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around Rasmussen:
Condon Douglas
Gumlow Rasmussen

Rasmussen is a suburb in the City of Townsville in Queensland, Australia.[2] It is the second suburb on Riverway Drive and is between the suburbs of Condon and Kelso; like all the suburbs in the Upper Ross and Riverway area it is named after early settlers. It is a rapidly expanding suburb with many residential estates planned or under construction. In 2018 two developers have announced plans for major shopping centres.[3]

Rasmussen is named after the Rasmussen family (Jorgen Rasmussen). The family had a dairy farm on the Ross River.

The area is flat and is bounded on the east by the Ross River. [4]

Rasmussen State School opened in 1978[5] and is located on Allambie Lane, Rasmussen,[6] and has 485 enrolled students.[7]

Rasmussen Neighbourhood Police Beat is located at 66 Meryl Street.[8]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rasmussen (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Rasmussen - suburb (entry 44631)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Subscribe to the Townsville Bulletin". www.townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Townsville Rasmussen". Edmund Rice Network Oceania. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Rasmussen State School - Contact Us". 2002. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Rasmussen State School, in Rasmussen". Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Rasmussen Neighbourhood Police Beat". State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service). 4 August 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  • "Thuringowa past and present", by Diane Vance

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Coordinates: 19°20′59″S 146°42′59″E / 19.34972°S 146.71639°E / -19.34972; 146.71639