Eastern Suburbs Brisbane

Living in Eastern Suburbs Brisbane

The two districts in Eastern Suburbs Brisbane are Bayside Suburbs and Eastern Suburbs. A full list of all the suburbs within these districts are at the end of this page.

These are the suburbs of Eastern Suburbs Brisbane:

Bayside Suburbs

  • Cleveland, Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Birkdale, Ormiston, Thorneside
  • Wellington Point, Ransome, Lota, Manly, Wynnum, Manly West, Wynnum West

Eastern Suburbs

  • Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Thornlands, Gumdale, Tingalpa, Hemmant, Wakerley

Do you live in this area? Tell us about your town or suburb in the comments below…

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  • Dick and Bev June 6, 2017, 9:21 am | Link

    My wife (an Aussie) and I are thinking of retiring to the Brisbane area in about 5 years. We would like to get the process started early. We are intimidated by the process and wonder about health care access for us

    • BobinOz June 6, 2017, 7:53 pm | Link

      It is an intimidating process and quite tricky to navigate, the rules are very complex. How your healthcare would work would almost certainly depend on the type of visa you might get, so my advice would be to talk to a MARA registered migration agent about your circumstances.

      You’ll be pleased to hear these people are not intimidated by the process, they work with it every day and understand it fully. Good luck, Bob

  • Kirk January 9, 2017, 11:19 am | Link

    Hi Bob

    We are looking to relocate to Brisbane from Sydney, for specifically a semi-rural acreage property with a good high school, which led me to look at Ormiston. Are there any other suburbs within a commute of 40mins to Brisbane in any direction?


    • BobinOz January 11, 2017, 11:39 pm | Link

      I don’t know Ormiston very well, but I don’t think you will find there is much that way that is semi-rural, but I might be wrong. If I am, hopefully someone who knows the area better than I do will correct me.

      You might want to look around the Kenmore area, Kenmore State High School has a very good reputation and Upper Brookfield, Pullenvale and Anstead are all acreage and within the catchment area. You could drive from these places to the CBD in about 25 to 30 minutes, but that’s without traffic. During rush hour it would be longer, and there are no trains, only buses.

      Samford Village may also be worth a look, it’s very rural over that way but I don’t know what schools are like. Hope that helps, Bob

    • Dawn August 11, 2017, 9:56 am | Link

      I live in Ormiston and love it! I am an ex-pom who lived in Melbourne for 10 years then moved to QLD a few years ago. It is a quiet sleepy bayside suburb but not too far away from the city either (30 mins by car or 55 mins by train, Ormiston has its own train station). The schools are fantastic, one in particular is in the states top 10. Nearby Cleveland and Wellington Point has a busy restaurant night scene. Ormiston is famed for its larger than usual block sizes and tree-lined streets with its own pockets of Koala population.
      Being right on the bay brings the advantage of milder winters nights and cool afternoon sea breezes. Its at least 4 to 5 oC lower in temp than inner city and Western suburbs.
      Has a varied mix of demographics and is suitable for all ages.
      Highly recommened, but Shhhh don’t want to spoil it !!!

      • BobinOz August 11, 2017, 7:48 pm | Link

        That’s a definite thumbs up vote for Ormiston, but yes, I do understand, we will keep this to ourselves. I won’t say a word to anyone 🙂

  • Barbara Brindley November 21, 2016, 7:24 pm | Link

    I’ve lived in Central Wynnum since 2006, a beautiful suburb, close to the wading pool with beautiful parks, childrens swings etc. and walking distance to shops, train station, bus service, any place you need. I’m not sure where abouts Andrew C lives (Wynnum West maybe) but I’ve never had any problems with neighbours, certainly no noisy Kiwis! It’s a great little town, and around 30 mins drive to the CBD, and only 1 hour’s drive to the Gold Coast. It’s walking distance to Manly along the Esplanade. Definitely a sort after suburb.

    • BobinOz November 22, 2016, 7:27 pm | Link

      Yes, I think it’s a good area as well, quite a few suburbs along that eastern Brisbane coastline are well worth a look. I remember reading the comment you refer to and I don’t think a suburb should be judged by a possible noisy neighbour incident.

      I suspect noisy neighbours could pop up anywhere, although, touch wood, I’ve never had a problem with that sort of thing either here in Australia or when a lived back in England. Sounds like you have found your ideal area Barbara, thanks for sharing your opinion here.

      Cheers, Bob

    • Eugenio Keller December 6, 2016, 1:09 pm | Link

      Hey Barb. I would like to talk to you. I`m going to Brisbane soon and I don`t know nothing. If you just let me talk to you to know a little bit about the city. keep in touch. thanks

  • Tracey October 27, 2016, 9:08 pm | Link

    We are looking at relocating from South Africa to Capalaba in Brisbane around April 2017. We will be shipping most of our furniture over and will therefore need some furnished accommodation for my family of 5, until it arrives. There is not much on the internet (realestate.com.au) by way of furnished accommodation – please could you advise which areas close by are mostly likely to have this type of accommodation, until our furniture arrives and we can then look for a rental in Capalaba. Secondly, I have two teens and an 8 yr old, all very interested in sport. Please give me your thoughts on Capalaba as an area to settle. We would like them to have something to do, but be close enough to the CBD for when I eventually find work
    Many thanks!

    • BobinOz October 28, 2016, 6:25 pm | Link

      I’m afraid I don’t really know Capalaba very well at all, but it does appear to be in a very good area. Cleveland to the east is very nice and when I’ve driven close to Capalaba it has appeared to be quite rural in some ways, lots of leafy green fields and open spaces.

      So I’m sure it will be a good place for you and your family to settle.

      Furnished accommodation is always quite hard to find here, you may be better off picking up some very basic needs from garage sales or secondhand shops just to get you by until your stuff turns up. That’s what we did when we got here.

      Alternatively you could try Airbnb or Stayz, all property on those places are furnished but renting them isn’t cheap, it’s closer to holiday rates. Haggle for a discount if you intend staying in any of them for longer than two weeks.

      Hope that helps, luck, Bob

      • Tracey November 1, 2016, 12:50 am | Link

        Thanks so much for your help! Was also looking at Cleveland, so glad to hear that is a good area too.

  • Jo March 22, 2016, 3:45 pm | Link

    Can anyone tell me what Manly West is like. Looking to rent a property there whilst visiting our son in Brisbane. thank you

    • BobinOz March 22, 2016, 6:41 pm | Link

      Hopefully a local will help you out here, if not you can get information about suburbs from my page called Which Suburb?

      • Jo March 22, 2016, 7:10 pm | Link

        Thank you! I would be grateful for any help with this!

  • Brandy July 1, 2014, 12:13 am | Link

    Hi Bob ~
    I am curious what it is actually like to live in Brisbane.
    We are looking to take a 1 year house sitting job in Thornelands.
    Thank you!

    • BobinOz July 1, 2014, 8:47 pm | Link

      The vast majority of this website is written from the viewpoint of someone (me) who does live in Brisbane, if you have a good read you’ll soon get the idea. If you want an answer in one word, beautiful!

  • Andrew C May 14, 2014, 9:28 pm | Link

    If people are thinking of moving to Brisbane…be wary of Wynnum! Too many Kiwis live here and keep the rest of us up all night with taking, chattering, TV on full bore, and above all, ghastly music. I’d rather listen to a pneumatic drill for 8 hours…..

    • BobinOz May 15, 2014, 4:06 pm | Link

      Sounds like you’ve been unlucky with your neighbours Andrew. 🙂

    • Midori January 27, 2015, 11:41 am | Link

      Which side of Wynnum? I’m actually looking at that suburb.

  • Thomas W. September 2, 2011, 12:23 am | Link

    So Bob,

    Please let me know, your reasons to choose Brisbane!

    Many thanks,

    Thomas W.

    • BobinOz September 3, 2011, 4:02 pm | Link

      Hi Thomas

      For a full answer on that one, visit my page called Which City. I give a roundup of all Australia’s major cities including the reasons why I chose Brisbane.

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