Garbutt is a suburb in the city of Townsville, in northern Queensland. Townsville International Airport (formerly known as Garbutt Airport) is located there.
Other notable places located at Garbutt are RAAF Base Townsville and the Townsville station of the Bureau of Meteorology, It is also part of Townsville’s Light Industrial scene.
It is also a residential suburb.
The community consists of a number of diverse groups including nuclear families, single supporting parents, the unemployed, a growing group of low density unit dwellers,first home buyers, pensioner housing, government housing
and a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Of the 2,490 residents living in Garbutt, 14% are over 65 years of age and 21% are under 15 years of age. Of the population eligible for employment 40% are employed in a diverse range of jobs from white collar to blue collar.
The majority of the students enrolled at Garbutt State School live in the suburb of Garbutt with a few from nearby suburbs. Some students come here because other relatives are enrolled or parents were past students