Stratford, Queensland

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Stratford is located in Queensland
Coordinates16°52′37″S 145°43′54″E / 16.8769°S 145.7316°E / -16.8769; 145.7316Coordinates: 16°52′37″S 145°43′54″E / 16.8769°S 145.7316°E / -16.8769; 145.7316
Population1,138 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density569/km2 (1,470/sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Area2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Barron River
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
29.0 °C
84 °F
20.1 °C
68 °F
2,222.9 mm
87.5 in
Suburbs around Stratford:
Barron Machans Beach Aeroglen
Brinsmead Stratford Aeroglen
Brinsmead Whitfield Whitfield

Stratford is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Stratford had a population of 1,109 people.[3]


Stratford is 6.8 kilometres (4.2 mi) NNW of the Cairns CBD. It is bounded to the north by the Barron River. It is bounded to the east by the Captain Cook Highway. The northern part of the suburb is situated on the lower slopes (10–40 metres above sea level) of Mount Whitfield and Lumley Hill and is used for residential housing. The southern part of the suburb is undeveloped dense bushland on the higher slopes rising to about 160 metres.[4]


There are several restaurants, a pub, The Barron River Hotel, a service station, a newsagent, convenience store, launderette, a pizza shop, medical center, pharmacy, veterinary clinic and deli.

The Cairns Regional Council operate a public library at Stratford at 11 Kamerunga Road.[5]


Stratford Library opened in 1956 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2008.[6]

In the 2006 census, Stratford had a population of 1,178 people.[7]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stratford (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Stratford (entry 48881)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stratford (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Stratford Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stratford (Cairns City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Explosives Magazine and Detonator Store (former) (entry 600754)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.

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