Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Smithfield QLD


Postcode: 4878

Smithfield, just a few kilometres to the north Cairns, Queensland, Australia that was first established in 1876, was a rival for dominance of the area to Cairns in those early days.

However, after a devastating flooding of the Barron River on which the settlement was situated during an cyclone, the original site was abandoned. It is now a suburb of Cairns and is the business and trade centre of the Cairns ‘Northern Beaches’.