Birkdale is a suburb located approximately 21km south east of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, within the Redland City local government area. Birkdale was named in 1880 by local landowner William Thorne after his birthplace, Birkdale in England. In the 1920s, poultry was a major industry in Birkdale.

Birkdale hugs the foreshore of the Redlands mainland between Thorneside to the west and Wellington Point to the east and boasts long foreshore parks, barbecues, playgrounds and walking and cycling paths. Birkdale is also home to Aquatic Paradise, one of the Redland’s two canal developments which is popular amongst local yacht owners who can store their craft next to their own personal pontoons. Combined with other new residential developments, Birkdale offers a range of lifestyle choices to suit all tastes.

Birkdale Gardens and Birkdale Fair shopping centres offer a wide range of shopping choices and the larger business and shopping area of Capalaba is just a few minutes drive away.

The lifestyle benefits of buying a Birkdale house

As a booming suburb that has a family-friendly atmosphere, Birkdale is a great choice for a property purchase, and is just a 30-minute drive away from Brisbane. This makes it especially advantageous when you want to commute. If driving isn’t appealing to you, you could consider using one of the many public transport options, including the 24-minute train.

Although many of the original farming areas of Birkdale have been through periods of redevelopment, much of it remains green. As such, if you want all the benefits of city living but you want to escape when the day is done, buying a Birkdale house is right for you.


  • Birkdale has its own train station on the Cleveland line to Brisbane. Timetables and destinations can be found here
  • Birkdale also has a local bus route with multiple destinations. for timetables click here


  • Mary Mackillop Catholic Primary School
  • Birkdale State School
  • Birkdale South State School

Choosing the right house for sale in Birkdale

While looking for houses for sale in Birkdale, you’ll notice that the suburb attracts people of all ages. Although it remains popular amongst families and retirees, there’s a noticeable youthfulness throughout. As such, while looking at houses for sale in Birkdale, you should fine-tune your search to match the lifestyle benefits you’re seeking. For example, if you’re raising a family you should aim for one of the many catchment areas for great schools nearby.

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