Cannon Hill, Queensland

Cannon Hill is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the CBD,[3] and borders Carina, Morningside, Murarrie, and Tingalpa.


Cannon Hill is most likely named after Cannon Hill House, a residence formerly located on Wynnum Road.[3][6][7] It was occupied by the Weedon family from its construction in 1867 until burning down in 1927.[7] Thornhill Weedon named the house after two fallen trees which were said to have resembled a cannon.[6]


Cannon Hill was originally inhabited by Murris, but they were "dispersed" by the Native Police and Brisbane Mounted Police in November 1861, around the time when European settlement began in the area.[7][8] Some land was used by settlers for farming and grazing, but the area remained mostly bushland.[9]

The Cleveland railway line was opened in 1889 going through Cannon Hill to Cleveland. At the same time blocks of land near the station were offered for sale.

In 1994, a Cannon Hill paddock became one of the first places where Hendra virus was transmitted between bats and horses. The infected mare was taken to a training complex, starting an outbreak that eventually killed trainer Vic Rail. The paddock has since been turned into housing and parkland in Murarrie.[10]

Heritage listings

Cannon Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Cannon Hill contains the Cannon Hill State School, Cannon Hill Catholic Primary School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College.


Cannon Hill is home to many shops and restaurants. Major shopping centres include the Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza and Urban Village Cannon Hill.


Cannon Hill is well serviced by public transport and is located in zones 2 and 3 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Cannon Hill is also serviced by two major roads which allow for easy transportation around the city.

Cannon Hill railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.

The Cannon Hill bus station is a major interchange for the area. Bus routes include to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, DFO and Carindale.

State Route 20 (Creek Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Mount Gravatt and Murarrie
State Route 23 (Wynnum Road, Lytton Road, Shafston Road) - Connects Cannon Hill to Kangaroo Point and Tingalpa


The 2016 Census recorded 5,533 residents in Cannon Hill. The median age of the population was 34; 4 years younger than the Australian average.[1]

68.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.9% and England 3.3%. 78.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 2.2%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 32.6%, Catholic 27.2% and Anglican 11.6%.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cannon Hill, Qld (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2018. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Cannon Hill". Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Doboy Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Cannon Hill (entry 43252)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Cannon Hill". RE/MAX. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  8. ^ Williams, Brian. "Secrets of Brisbane's suburbs: C". News Ltd. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "Cannon Hill". Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  10. ^ Quammen, David (2012). Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.
  11. ^ "Cannon Hill State School (entry 602854)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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Coordinates: 27°28′24″S 153°05′48″E / 27.47333°S 153.09667°E / -27.47333; 153.09667