Chermside is a suburb on the north side of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Chermside is a key destination along Queensland Transport’s future Northern Busway. Chermside is home to Brisbane’s largest Westfield shopping centre which now contains a 3 story Myer and a 16 screen cinema complex.
Together with Indooroopilly, in the west; Carindale, in the southeast; and Mount Gravatt, on the south side; the suburb has been described as a mini-CBD.
Chermside has many outdoor recreational facilities, including two large parks, 7th Brigade Park, and Marchant Park – on land donated 9 September 1921 by soft drink manufacturer George Marchant. Before and during World War I this land had been variously the home of artillery and light horse units. During World War II a diverse range of volunteers, soldiers, and camps were at Chermside, such as U.S. Army units, including a number of African American soldiers. A Kitty Hawk plane on a training flight crashed there in 1943, killing the pilot and instructor.
Chermside has had a library since 1909 – it now forms a branch of the Brisbane City Council Library service, and is situated next to the Kedron Wavell RSL and some sports facilities, including a moderate water park. The Prince Charles Hospital was opened in 1959.