9.1 out of 10

Chelmer

Ranked 39th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5125217007429 152.977796756835
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great part of Brisbane"

Chelmer is a quiet, leafy suburb and is one of Brisbane’s most established and appealing riverside addresses. The ‘Blue Ribbon’ suburb known for its fine old Queenslanders and riverside breezes, was previously known as Oxley Point and Riverton and is now named after the Chelmer River in England.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1870s, when the extension of the railway line from Ipswich saw growth start to take place. Whilst the majority of growth in the area happened in the 1930s as substantial developments were completed and access was improved.

Today, Chelmer is considered one of Brisbane’s premier suburbs. There is a real sense of community spirit throughout Chelmer, whether you live in a $300,000 house on Oxley Rd or a $6,000,000 riverside home on the famous Laurel Ave, the residents of Chelmer share a real sense of pride and passion rarely seen in other neighbourhoods.

Major features of the area include Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Chelmer Campus) - Milpera State School, Oxley Sailing Club and ample parks including Gordon Thomson Park, Taylor Bridge Reserve, Western Districts Sporting Club, Sherwood AFL Club and Faulkner Park.

Like all the suburbs in the Walter Taylor District, Chelmer’s public transport is first class with frequent bus services and railway station.

My Tip:

- Follow the Brisbane River and go for a ride/run/walk down the beautiful Laurel Ave and adjoining streets. Capturing the cool river breezes and viewing the large Camphour Laurels (some over 100 years old) that the street is named after, are a perfect way to start or wind down a day.
- Take the kids down to Oxley Sailing Club on Leybourne St for a fun day of sailing on the river. There are junior classes for the kids and races for the more experienced skippers
Pros
  • beautiful leafy streets
  • close to everything - rail, restaurants at Graceville, shopping at Indooroopilly
  • friendly neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Chelmer"

Pros
  • beautiful leafy streets
  • close to everything - rail, restaurants at Graceville, shopping at Indooroopilly
  • friendly neighbourhood
Cons
  • some areas are flood prone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids