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Wooloowin QLD


Postcode: 4030

Wooloowin is an inner-north suburb of Brisbane, Australia located approximately 5-6 km north of the city’s central business district. The suburb derives its name from a local Indigenous Australian term for “pigeon”. It was the home of Brisbane’s first Resident Judge, Justice Alfred Lutwyche.

The suburb is serviced by Brisbane City Council buses and contains two train stations, Eagle Junction and Wooloowin. Several Queensland government institutions are located in this suburb, including Kedron State High School and the State of Queensland’s State Emergency Services headquarters.

The suburb also includes the upper-class locality of Kalinga. This area is notable for containing Justice Lutwyche’s original residence, now known as the Kedron Lodge. As of the 2001 census, the population of Wooloowin was 5 381 persons. 1% of these people were Aboriginal, 0.2% were Torres Strait Islander, 17.2% were born overseas, and the remainder were Australian-born of non-indigenous origin. 87.9% of people speak English at home.

Kalinga is a residential district within Wooloowin. The area is predominantly flat, with a mix of small apartment blocks and houses, with some older style Queenslanders still extant. The area borders with Kalinga Park.

Between 1927 and 1962 an electric tram service operated by the Brisbane City Council served the suburb, branching off the Chermside line at Kedron Park Road.