Clayfield is an inner-northern suburb of Brisbane, located approximately 7 km from the CBD. Clayfield is bordered to the north by Hendra and Wavell Heights, to the south by Hamilton and Ascot to the East by Eagle Farm and to the west by Albion and Bowen Hills.
Its name derives from the fine white-grey sedimentary clay mined in Albion, between Morgan and Sykes Street, used in the brickworks that once existed between Oriel Road and Reeve Street near Sandgate Road. This industry, once known as “the clay fields”, was instrumental in the residential surge of European settlement of inner-north Brisbane.
The suburb was served by an electric tramline which ran along Sandgate Road until its closure on 13 April 1969. It is now served by bus and train services from the nearby Clayfield railway station and Eagle Junction railway station. Along the capital road (Alexandra Road), a canopy of poinciana and oak trees produce a ‘New England’ canopy effect.
Schools in the area include Ascot state primary school, Clayfield College and Saint Margaret’s Anglican Girl’s School.
Kalinga Park and the Kalinga locality lay on the northern limit. Clayfield also encompasses the locality of Eagle Junction.