Thorneside is a coastal suburb located east of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and is part of the Redland City local government area.

The locality is named after the railway station, originally named Thorne’s siding after William Thorne who bought a lot of land around Thorneside when it was originally subdivided in 1913. At that time the land was known as Thorne’s estate.
Now, nestled away between Wellington Point and Tingalpa creek on Waterloo Bay, Thorneside retains a village atmosphere. Long foreshore parks provide recreational outlets for all the family, with barbecues, playgrounds and walking and cycling paths.

Pockets of significant koala habitat and sporting fields add to the charm of bayside Thorneside.

Bayside living with CBD access

If you want easy access to Brisbane’s CBD but you also crave the comforts that come with Bayside living, Thornside is the right suburb for you. At just a 37-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD, it’s an excellent location for commuters and growing young families. The public transport links are consistent and quick, giving you the opportunity to catch a train to work if necessary.

Thanks to its quiet setting and coastal walks, Thornside is a suburb that suits people from all walks of life. Its access to a diverse selection of state and private schools makes it a particularly suitable choice for those with children. Although Brisbane is within easy reach, there’s a selection of local shops that can meet your requirements if you don’t want to drive to the city centre.


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


  • Birkdale State School
  • Birkdale South State School

Why buy property or land in Thorneside?

From its sense of community spirit through to its relaxing vibe, Thorneside is perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day. Its affordability makes it especially popular amongst those who want to work in Brisbane, without experiencing the costs of city living. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, too, making it a reliable choice when you want to curb your carbon footprint by driving less.

If you would like to discuss buying land or property in the Thorneside area, call us on 07 3245 4055

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