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Redcliffe QLD


Postcode: 4020

The City of Redcliffe is home to approximately 50,000 people and is located 35 minutes north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane (Queensland is a state of Australia). The city contains the suburbs of Redcliffe, Clontarf, Scarborough, Woody Point, Rothwell, Kippa-Ring and Margate. Situated on a peninsula, the city is only 37 square kilometres in area so travelling from one part of the city to another is a breeze.

For those who have chosen Redcliffe as their home, the lifestyle is relaxed with a distinct focus on leisure and recreation. The mix of golden sandy beaches and picturesque foreshore parks makes Redcliffe a popular destination for day-trippers wanting to experience the best nature has to offer.

With easy access to the Bruce Highway and the Gateway Arterial Road, Redcliffe enjoys all the benefits of being within minutes of Australia’s most rapidly growing centre – Brisbane, yet still has the appeal and amenity of a thriving coastal centre.

Although it is just 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe offers its businesses and residents low congestion, plenty of parking, affordable rent and excellent integration between home and workplace facilities.

Its proximity to Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, domestic and international airports and the Port of Brisbane means you can work and live in this bay-side city and still be part of the metropolitan scene.

Redcliffe’s major economic sectors are retail trade, construction trades, property and business services, medical and community services, manufacturing and hospitality.

There are many reasons to visit the Redcliffe peninsula. Research shows that around 1.2 million tourists visit Redcliffe each year.

Set amid Moreton, Bramble and Deception Bays, Redcliffe’s identity and tourism opportunities are closely linked to the sea. Redcliffe’s sandy swimming beaches are the closest to Brisbane and offer a wide array of water-based activities – including whale watching.