Residents describe their home of Highgate Hill as peaceful and quiet, great for relaxing walks, and a convenient distance of 2km from Brisbane CBD. It’s easy to see why it comes recommended for professionals as well as semi-retirees.

This suburb has a number of idyllic green spaces thanks to the smooth hills running through Highgate Hill. Highgate Hill Park offers fantastic views of the CBD skyline and Brisbane River. Lyons Playground Park, also known as Paradise Park, has a community garden. Brydon Street Park leads into a gully down to the river.

There are a mix of modern apartment blocks and cosy homes, while several heritage sites add to the unique flair of the neighbourhood.

Shopping facilities can be found on Annerley Road near Stanley Street or in West End, and there is an abundance of great restaurants and cafes. One can comfortably walk to West End and Southbank, although there are train routes and regular bus services running through the suburb.


Population: 5,824 (2011 census)

Age Median: 34

Family Statistics

Married in a Registered Marriage – 1,717 (29.49%)

Married in a De Facto Marriage – 769 (13.20%)

Not Married – 3,338 (57.32%)


Supply and Demand

Current Vacancy Rate – 3.68%

Rental Stock Available – 104

Rental Population – 45.36%

Median House Price: $1,034,500


Median Rent (Weekly)

Suburb’s Median Rent – $$520 (House), $$360 (Unit)



Highgate Hill is serviced by a number of bus services operated by the Brisbane City Council.

  • Number 192 UQ Lakes – Highgate Hill – City
  • Number 196 New Farm – Fairfield Gardens
  • Number 198 Highgate Hill Hail and Ride local bus

The nearest train stations are:

  • South Bank Railway Station
  • Dutton Park Railway Station  



  • West End State School
  • St. Ita’s Primary School
  • Somerville House
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Brisbane School Of Distance Education
  • All Hallows School
  • Queensland School of Beauty Therapy
  • Alliance Francaise de Brisbane
  • Emmanuel College