Grange is an inner-northern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4]


Grange is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district, on the southern side of Kedron Brook. It is sometimes referred to as The Grange.


New homes in the Brisbane suburb of The Grange, 1929

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the Grange area consisted of areas of open grassland and thinly wooded plains. Urban development of the area commenced in 1903 with the subdivision of T. K. Peate's property into "the Grange Estate". The name of the suburb is derived from that of Peate's property: "Grange" is believed to be an Old English word meaning granary.[4][5]

Many houses in the suburb are of the Queenslander architectural style.

After seven years of agitation, Brisbane's tram service was extended to Grange in July 1928. The opening ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, William Jolly, and two Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, James Stevingstone Kerr and Charles Taylor.[6] The mayor had threatened not to attend any ceremony for the opening of the tram service because two rival groups were organising separate celebrations; he would only attend if there was a single ceremony.[7]

St Paul the Apostle's Anglican Church at Grange Heights (the elevated western part of the suburb) was dedicated on 4 April 1964 by Archbishop Philip Strong. It was at 17 Blandford Street (27°25′16″S 153°00′32″E / 27.4212°S 153.0090°E / -27.4212; 153.0090 (St Paul the Apostle's Anglican Church (former))). It closed on 29 November 1989.[8][9] It is now called Blandford Place and used as commercial premises.[10]

The Grange Library opened in 1979 and had a major refurbishment in 2014.[11]

In the 2011 census Grange had a population of 4,163 people.[1]

Heritage listings

Heritage-listed sites in Grange include:


The Brisbane City Council operates a public library at 79 Evelyn Street.[13]

Sporting clubs

Grange Thistle Soccer Club was founded in 1920. It was formerly known as the Thistle Football Club until 1961 and has played at Lanham Park, Grange since 1930, with a break from 1932 to 1942, during which the club suspended its activities.[14]

The Wilston Grange Australian Football Club has represented the suburb at Australian rules football since 1945.[15]

For 70 years the (Grange Bowls and Community Club Inc.) has represented the suburb in lawn bowls.[16]


In the 2011 census, Grange recorded a population of 4,163 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Grange population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Grange were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 3.4%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%.

90.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.3% Hindi.

See also


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Grange, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Enoggera Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Grange (entry 44888)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ Suburb Profile: Grange Archived 20 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine Jenkins, L. 2000, BRISbites - Suburban Sites. Retrieved 17 September 2006.
  6. ^ "GRANGE TRAMWAY". Daily Standard (4827). Queensland, Australia. 2 July 1928. p. 7 (3 p.m. EDITION). Retrieved 31 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Grange Tram Opening "Ceremonies."". The Brisbane Courier (21, 973). Queensland, Australia. 29 June 1928. p. 14. Retrieved 31 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "St Paul the Apostle Anglican Church, - Former". Churches Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Wilston State School (entry 602855)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  14. ^ "THISTLE FOOTBALL CLUB". The Telegraph (17, 900). Queensland, Australia. 19 April 1930. p. 13. Retrieved 5 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "Wilston Grange Australian Football Club". Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  16. ^ "The Grange Club". Archived from the original on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 27°25′23″S 153°00′54″E / 27.423°S 153.015°E / -27.423; 153.015