Rothwell, Queensland

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Rothwell is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°12′43″S 153°3′13″E / 27.21194°S 153.05361°E / -27.21194; 153.05361Coordinates: 27°12′43″S 153°3′13″E / 27.21194°S 153.05361°E / -27.21194; 153.05361
Population7,165 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
RegionSouth East Queensland
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Petrie
Suburbs around Rothwell:
Deception Bay Deception Bay Deception Bay
North Lakes Rothwell Newport
Mango Hill Mango Hill Clontarf

Rothwell is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]


Rothwell is in the west of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. Saltwater Creek marks the suburb's southern and western border. Anzac Avenue passes through the south of the suburb.


Moreton Bay Cycleway, 2016

In the 2011 census, Rothwell recorded a population of 6,683 people, 52.8% female and 47.2% male. The median age of the Rothwell population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37. 73.5% of people living in Rothwell were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.8%, England 5.4%, South Africa 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%, Samoa 0.8%. 87.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Samoan, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.3% Dutch.[3]


The suburb's name is after the president of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Thomas James Rothwell, who in 1921 proposed a memorial drive marked by an avenue of trees to Redcliffe via the upgraded main road known as Anzac Avenue).[4]

Rothwell was officially named as a suburb by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 July 1970.[2]

Rothwell is one of the few areas on the Redcliffe Peninsula prone to minor flooding due to Saltwater Creek. The Rothwell sports oval along McGahey Street is frequently in the local press due to flooding and its relocation has been spectated for several years.

Heritage listings[edit]

Rothwell has the following heritage-listed sites:

Attractions and features[edit]

Saltwater Creek, 2012

Rothwell is a residential area with a growing commercial district, home to The Zone and a mixture of diverse retail businesses. Recently, a Woolworths supermarket was developed near The Zone on Deception Bay Road. A Bunnings store is on Anzac Avenue. Currently, the larger shopping centres and supermarkets are in nearby Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay.

Rothwell is serviced by the Rothwell Railway Station which connects to Petrie and is also home of the Redcliffe Airport.


There are two private schools located in this suburb which include Grace Lutheran College (grades 7-12) and Mueller College.


Currently, sporting clubs in Rothwell are the Redcliffe Cougars softball club and the Redcliffe Tigers AFC.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rothwell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Rothwell - suburb (entry 45466)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rothwell (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Appendix D – Cultural Heritage Assessment" (PDF). Petrie to Kippa-Ring Public Transport Corridor Study. Queensland Department of Transport. 2004-07-27. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  5. ^ "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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