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Brighton QLD


Postcode: 4017

Brighton is about 19km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 41% of households in this area consist of couples with children, 38% are couples without children and 19% are single parent households. Stand-alone houses make up over 91% of the dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for another 3%. Wide streets, timber and tin houses – some beautifully renovated – and established gardens plus the proximity to the water makes Brighton a family friendly and relaxed suburb to live in.

The northern Brisbane suburb of Brighton is caressed by cooling Moreton Bay breezes. It is almost ringed by water, with the bay to the east, the Pine River estuary to the north and the western boundary defined by Bald Hills Creek.

The main access from the south to this near-island suburb is by either the Deagan Deviation or Brighton Terrace.

To the north, the viaduct spanning the mouth of Pine River takes you directly to the Redcliffe Peninsula, which lies in the lee of Moreton Island, a village-studded national park which boasts the highest sand dune in the world: 280m Mt Tempest.

Charter craft offering island, fishing and whale-watching cruises in Moreton Bay and reef and game fishing beyond the protective island chain are constantly plying the waters off the Brisbane coast.