Bulimba Suburb Profile

Local Govt. Authority



9km east of Brisbane CBD


Riverfront homes, Bulimba Army Barracks, proximity to Brisbane City 

Housing and Realestate

About nine kilometres from the CBD, Bulimba is one of Brisbane's most popular riverside suburbs and has undergone a significant transformation since the mid to late 1990s.

Many couples and families have bought and renovated in the area, which has had a positive impact on house prices.

A leafy suburb, Bulimba offers residents the choice of Bulimba Memorial Park, and Vic Lucas Park on the Brisbane River for picnic spots and outdoor activities. Also in close proximity is Hawthorne Park. 

For water lovers, Colmslie Reserve in Morningside offers boat access to the Brisbane River.

A feature is the Bulimba Army Barracks located along the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River.

Services in the area have adapted to accommodate the strong demand for property. 

There is a thriving cafe and restaurant scene along Oxford Street, which also has a very popular cinema complex.

Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza offers the closest major retailers and complements local stores in the suburb.

Bulimba is well serviced by rail (the closest are Cannon Hill and Morningside), regular bus services and the CityCat departing from the end of Oxford Street and Apollo Road, all ensuring residents can access the city and other major centres easily. 

Residents are also close to the Gateway Motorway and the Southeast Freeway making weekend trips to the Gold and Sunshine coasts a possibility.

Schools in and around Bulimba are Bulimba Primary School, Lourdes Hill College, Balmoral High School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College. 

University students are also within 20 minutes of the Griffith University campus at South Bank and a ferry or bus ride from QUT Gardens Point and the University of Queensland.