Famously known for being a whisper quiet suburb, Gaythorne is located 7 kilometres north-west of the Brisbane CBD, settled on the slopes of Enoggera Hill. It was separated from Enoggera in the late 90s but still shares the same postcode. The dominant architectural style of the houses in this suburb is the “Queenslander” architecture. Apart from that, there are also other housing styles that populate the suburb such as Post War, Highsets, and other contemporary new architecture. A lot of its streets are named after World War 1 sites.

The suburb adjoins one of the largest military barracks in Australia, the Gallipoli Barracks. Because of its rich collection of post war memorabilia, Gaythorne holds big Anzac Day celebrations, mostly held at the Gaythorne RSL, more popularly called the “G” on Samford Road.

Gaythorne has a very laid-back and affordable lifestyle and offers lots of sporting fields and facilities, making it a popular choice by families who love spending time outdoors.


Population: 2655 (2011 census)

Age Median: 31 Years Old

Family Statistics (%)

  • Married in a Registered Marriage (35.30%)
  • Married in a De Facto Marriage (17.40%)
  • Not Married (47.30%)

Nature of Property Occupancy

  • Rented (56.70%)
  • Owned with a mortgage (26.13%)
  • Owned outright (15.80%)
  • Not stated (1.37%)
  • Other tenure type (0.00%)

Median Rent (Weekly)

  • Suburb’s median rent – $295
  • State’s median rent – $300


Railway – The suburb has Gaythorne Railway Station on the Ferny Grove, which is about 7 kilometres from the CBD

Schools (Nearby)

  • Enoggera State School
  • Newmarket State School
  • Our Lady of the Assumption School
  • St Ambrose’s Primary School
  • St Columba’s Primary School
  • Wilston State School
  • Hillbrook Anglican School
  • Mt Maria Junior Secondary College