Scarborough, Queensland

Scarborough is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]


Scarborough is at the northernmost of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia.


The suburb used to act as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge, but this service was recently[when?] sold.


In the 2011 census, Scarborough recorded a population of 7,986 people, 52.3% female and 47.7% male.[3]

The median age of the Scarborough population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37.

71.3% of people living in Scarborough were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8.3%, New Zealand 5.8%, Scotland 1.1%, South Africa 0.8%, Netherlands 0.8%.

90.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% German, 0.5% Dutch, 0.4% Russian, 0.4% French, 0.4% Italian.

Attractions and features

The suburb is known for its thriving seafood industry centred upon the Scarborough Boat Harbour. Scarborough Beach is one of a number of sandy beaches along its eastern coastline, with its Scarborough Beach Park awarded the "Queensland's Friendliest Beach" in 2003[4] and "Australia's Friendliest Beach" in 2004.

The main street of Scarborough, Landsborough Avenue, is a popular location for families and day visitors from Brisbane with numerous cafés. Part of the reason for its popularity is its overlooking views to Moreton Island across Moreton Bay, and quieter ambience compared to the Redcliffe central business district. Children enjoy the themed playground and its large cottonwood trees.

The point of Scarborough is home to Scarborough Marina and Scarborough Holiday Village, while further around the bay is Newport Marina.


Estate map of Hobbs Homestead Estate, 1886

Parts of the movie Scooby-Doo were filmed at Queens Beach in Scarborough; the majority of the movie was filmed at Tangalooma Resort at Moreton Island.


Educational institutions within the suburb of Scarborough are Scarborough State School with an enrolment of more than 860,[5] Southern Cross Catholic College's Scarborough primary (prep to 6), and De La Salle campuses(years 7 to 12). Part of the De La Salle campus has been converted into the Australian Technical College .



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Scarborough - suburb (entry 45496)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Scarborough(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Must-see Attractions". Redcliffe Tourism. Redcliffe City Council. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  5. ^ "Scarborough State School (SS) : Primary Enrolments". Schools Directory. Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Retrieved 2007-07-27.

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Coordinates: 27°12′17″S 153°06′37″E / 27.2047°S 153.1102°E / -27.2047; 153.1102