Directly across east of the Brisbane River from Brisbane CBD is a quiet sanctuary you would not expect to find. Kangaroo Point is full of prominent attractions and convenience at every turn, but residents also consider this suburb an underrated locality for relaxed living. Aside from being so close to the city, the river and Kangaroo Point Cliffs also provide stunning views.

With plenty of parks, the suburb is a favourite for picturesque picnics, walking and cycling. There are plenty of high-end as well as laid-back shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes all around too. Getting around isn’t a problem for Kangaroo Point residents, who have access to bus, ferry and road options.

Demographics

Population: 7,000 (2011 census)

Age Median: 35

 

Family Statistics

Married in a Registered Marriage – 2,097 (29.95%)

Married in a De Facto Marriage – 1,140 (16.29%)

Not Married – 3,763 (53.76%)

 

Supply and Demand

Current Vacancy Rate – 3.19%

Rental Stock Available – 146

Rental Population – 8,059

Median House Price: $800,000

 

Median Rent (Weekly)

Suburb’s Median Rent – $530 (House), $450 (Unit)

 

Transport

Kangaroo Point is serviced by the South East Busway transit line and buses along Main Street and Shafston Avenue. Story Bridge and Captain Cook Bridge provide access to the north, and the Southeast Freeway to the south. The M7 Clem Jones Tunnel connects to Shafston Avenue. CityFerry services are also available.

 

Schools

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Laurence’s College
  • Anglican Church Grammar
  • All Hallows’ School
  • Somerville House
  • Brisbane State High School
  • Villanova College
  • Shafston International College
  • Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point campus)