Towns in Australia

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Paddington QLD


Postcode: 4064

Paddington is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 2 km west of the Brisbane CBD. As is common with other suburbs in the area, is located on a number of steep ridges and hills. It was originally settled in the 1860s. Many original and distinctive Queenslander homes can be found in the suburb. Houses are frequently built on stumps, owing to the steep nature of their blocks.

By Road, the main thoroughfares of Paddington are Given, La Trobe and Enoggera Terraces. Most shops are located on Given and La Trobe Terraces and Caxton Street.

By Bus, Buses operated by Brisbane Transport continue to serve the suburb.

Prior to 1925 the suburb was administered by the Ithaca Town Council. In that year the Council was amalgamated with 24 other councils to form the Brisbane City Council. Until December 1968 electric trams initially operated by the Brisbane Tramways Company and later the Brisbane City Council operated along all four main thoroughfares in the suburb. A tram depot (garage) was located on La Trobe Terrace between 1915 and 1962, when it was destroyed in one of Brisbane’s largest fires.

There are plenty of great dining options in and around Paddington. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.

Vintage clothing, antique shops and boutiques make browsing (and shopping) in Paddo a great experience. You’’ find things you never know you needed! For groceries and your day-to-day needs, head up to Latrobe Terrace where you’ll find Paddington Central.