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Eagle Farm QLD

Eagle Farm

Postcode: 4009

Eagle Farm is a largely industrial suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, situated around six kilometres from the centre of the city. It is also located at the former site of Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane’s main airport until the opening of the current airport. Eagle Farm was also the site of the disused Eagle Farm railway station.

Eagle Farm first appeared as a name in 1839, identifying a cultivation area in convict era Brisbane. Presumably, the name was derived from the presence of Wedge-tailed Eagles in the area.

In the 1850s, displaced Aborigines from Bribie Island, the Redcliffe peninsula and Wide Bay set up camps in the Breakfast Creek/Eagle Farm area.

The large industrial facilities make Eagle Farm one of Brisbane’s biggest employment hubs. The Brisbane Institute of TAFE’s Gateway Campus is popular with students from around Brisbane.

Eagle Farm train station makes up the core of public transport into the area. The Gateway Motorway passes through Eagle Farm and is easily accessible to residents and visitors.

Eagle Farm is home to very few residential properties, with no new developments planned for the future.

According to the 2001 Census (Pinkenba was listed together with Eagle Farm) there were 354 people living in the area with a median age of 38. The median individual income was between $300 and $399 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 68% were either fully owned or being purchased; 23% were being rented.