Tanah Merah

Tanah Merah is a suburb in Logan City, located 28 km from the City of Brisbane. The name is an Indonesian word meaning “red soil”. This soil is abundant throughout the area. The suburb is bordered by the Pacific Motorway and is divided by the Logan Motorway.

There is a territory and town by the name of Tanah Merah in the state of Kelantan in northeast Malaysia and a place by the same name in Singapore.

The suburb was named by the McBride family, which migrated to Brisbane from Penang, Malaysia after World War II.

The neighbourhood is a highly family oriented suburb. The homes, which are mostly big with large yards, are well presented. Many spacious properties can be found in Tanah Merah, which makes this a great choice for investors looking to acquire large luxury residential properties.

Tenah Merah is also accessible to the Gold Coast, so after a 30-minute drive, you could relax and have fun with the family by the beach.

It is close to the suburbs of Loganholme and Shailer Park.

Leisure and Shopping

Tanah Merah is a green and leafy suburb with lots of wildlife. It is home to Tansey Park, which offers a boat ramp, playground and waterfront. Hanlon Park on Kinta Street has a basketball court, picnic area and playground.

The suburb is close to many different types of amenities, including the Hyperdome, which features a variety of dining options, a cinema and several shops.

The suburb is also close to four excellent golf courses.


  • Population: 4,608 (2011 Census)
  • Median age: 33 years old
  • Average household size: 2.9

Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Tanah Merah

  • Older couples and families
  • Established couples with children
  • Maturing and established independence
  • Independent youth
  • Older Independence

Top 5 Occupations of Residents

  • Technicians and trades workers
  • Clerical and administrative workers
  • Professionals
  • Sales workers
  • Managers


There is no local school in the suburb but it is accessible to the Loganholme State School.


The suburb is served by the bus 553 operated by TransLink.


Properties in Tanah Merah

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Property Statistics

  • Homes fully owned – 20.8%
  • Being purchased through home loan mortgage – 52%
  • Rented – 25.8%
  • House median sale price – $361,300
  • Median rent per week – $330

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