Norman Park is a suburb of Brisbane, located 4km from the CBD. First settlers began arriving in the area in 1853. It was a largely rural area until following World War II when rapid development occurred with the construction of public housing.
Norman Park probably got its name from an early estate in the area. The estate’s name is believed to have come from nearby Norman Creek and the modern-day Governor of Queensland Henry Wylie Norman.
It is a quiet neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, perfect for families and young people who work in the city but prefer a suburban vibe. It offers both the lifestyle and the location of a more peaceful environment with beautiful parklands and reserves.
This mostly residential suburb is bordered by East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside and Hawthorne.
Leisure and Shopping
The many parks located within the suburb offer plenty of facilities for families, children and young adults, such as playgrounds and picnic shelters/areas. C.P. Bottomley Park offers a sports field and cricket facility. Donaldson Street Park has a cultural heritage site (Norman Park Memorial Garden), a community facility (Norman Park Services Bowls Club and wetlands. Vectis Street Park features a bubbler/tap/dog bowl, dog off leash area and a shared pathway.
Cafes and restaurants are within walking distance. Other food outlet options and the Hawthorne Cinema are also easily accessible.
Residents can go on shopping trips at Merthyr Village Shopping Centre and Foodworks Norman Park.
- Population: 6,003 (2011 Census)
- Median age: 33 years old
- Average household size: 2.5
Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Norman Park
- Maturing couples and families
- Maturing and established independence
- Older couples and families
- Independent youth
- Established couples and families
Top 5 Occupations of Residents
- Clerical and administrative workers
- Technicians and trades workers
- Sales workers
- Norman Park Primary School
- Hampton Swim School – Norman Park
- Brisbane Goju Karate
Norman Park is serviced by three modes of public transport.
Three radial bus corridors cross the area. The Wynnum Road corridor in north is serviced by three bus routes that travel between the Brisbane central business district and eastern suburbs. The Stanley Street East-Canara Street-Crown Street-Bennetts Road corridor in the centre is serviced by one all-stops bus route that travels between the Brisbane central business district and Carindale Shopping Centre bus station. This corridor is also serviced by two alternating express bus routes between the Brisbane central business district and Cannon Hill Shopping Centre bus station and eastern suburbs. The Stanley Street East-Milsom Street-McIlwraith Avenue corridor in south is serviced by one all-stops route that travels between the Brisbane central business district and Cannon Hill Shopping Centre bus station.
The Cleveland railway line passes through the suburb, with Norman Park station located centrally.
Norman Park Ferry Terminal is located off Wynnum Road in the north. This ferry service provides direct access to New Farm Ferry Terminal, which is then serviced by the CityCat linear ferry line between Northshore Hamilton and The University of Queensland via the Brisbane central business district.