Stratford, Queensland

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The CBD of Cairns, southeast from Mount Whitfield.
Stratford is located in Queensland
Coordinates 16°55′32″S 145°46′31″E / 16.92556°S 145.77528°E / -16.92556; 145.77528Coordinates: 16°55′32″S 145°46′31″E / 16.92556°S 145.77528°E / -16.92556; 145.77528
Population 1,109 (22011 census)[1]
 • Density 593/km2 (1,540/sq mi) [2]
Established 1877
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
County Nares
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.[3] In the 2011 census, Stratford had a population of 1,109 people.[1]


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 and deli.


In the 2006 census, Stratford had a population of 1,178 people.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stratford (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stratford (Cairns City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Stratford (entry 48881)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Explosives Magazine and Detonator Store (former) (entry 600754)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

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