One of the outer suburbs of Brisbane, Belmont is located 12 kilometres south-east of the CBD. The suburb is bordered by the Gateway Motorway and Old Cleveland Road, two of Brisbane’s main roads, which cross at a large intersection in the suburb. Read more

Eight Mile Plains

Eight-mile Plains

Eight Mile Plains is one of Brisbane’s southern suburbs. It is located 14.38 kilometres from the CBD and is one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane. The name ‘Eight Mile Plains’ was coined due to its distance by bush track to Woolloongabba.
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Chapel Hill

Chapel HillAt about 7 kilometres to the west of Brisbane’s Central Business District is the suburb of Chapel Hill.  It is one of the residential suburbs in Brisbane  with mostly detached housing.  Being in the suburb of Chapel Hill gives you that rural and countryside ambiance which makes it perfect for those who love their peace and quiet. Read more


One of the Brisbane suburbs that give you the feel of the peace and quiet of the countryside life is Brookfield.  It is approximately 13 kilometres if you go west of the Central Business District (CBD) of Brisbane.  Brookfield consists primarily of acreage properties which makes it largely rural, however is also considered residential because amidst its number of farms, residential properties are in abundance. Read more



One of the outer suburbs of Brisbane is about 15 kilometres south-west of its Central Business District – Durack.  It is bounded by Oakmont Avenue and Freeman Road in its north, Blunder Road, Inala Avenue and the suburb of Doolandella in its south, Blunder Creek in its eastern section, and Serviceton Avenue along with the streets of Rosemary and Sycamore in its western side.   Read more

Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills

When you speak of the suburb of Bowen Hills, it is likely to remind you of Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, by which this place was named after.  It is located about three kilometres north from the Central Business District of Brisbane.  The area of Bowen Hills was home to the indigenous Turrbal people ages ago giving it the name Barrambin.  The settlement of Europeans after that gave it the name of ‘York’s Hollow’ as it was almost all bush and became a great fighting ground for the blacks, as they would say it. Read more



One of the older suburbs in Brisbane is Darra, located about 14 kilometres southwest of its Central Business District.  This suburb is actually known to have quite a high migrant population and up to today still resident-friendly.  Most of the houses you will find in Darra are Queenslanders which would give you the feel of the 1940s and the 1950s. Read more

Coopers Plains


Considered an outer suburb of Brisbane, Coopers Plains was originally known as ‘Cowpers Plains’ as its name was taken from the assistant surgeon in the Moreton Bay penal settlement.  Dr. Henry Cowper stopped there during journeys to Ipswich during the 1820s up to the 1830s.  The suburb was a convict settlement established in the year 1828.   Read more



Boondall is formerly known as ‘Cabbage Tree Creek’ because it is famous for the creek that flows through the area.  This suburb is approximately 15 kilometres north of Brisbane.  Its boundaries include the suburbs of Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe on the north side; Nudgee on the east; Banyo, Geebung and Virginia on its south; and Taigum and Zillmere on the western side. Read more



Calamvale is known to be the most populated suburb with an estimated population of almost 20,000 to date.  It is 18 kilometres from the Central Business District of Brisbane and it is close to the famous Karawatha Forest.  The name of this residential suburb was taken from the early settler and landowner, James Calam.  The family homestead was built on top of a hill on Calam Road which is near the Beaudesert Road. Read more