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Kelvin Grove is an inner suburb on the northern part of Brisbane, located around 3 km from the central business district (CBD). It is a hilly residential suburb with tree-lined streets and a small area for commercial and light industrial activities along Kelvin Grove Road. Like other inner suburbs, the residences are a mix of older Queenslander homes, post-war worker’s cottages and modern apartment blocks.

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Kelvin Grove is best known as a university village, but not an ordinary one. It boasts of a modern and contemporary urban vibe that naturally attracts the creativity community. It also helps tremendously that locals and visitors alike are well served by an array of cages, restaurants and bars, busy weekend Farmers Markets, and a popular theater for the performing arts.

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Property Market Data (as of November 2019)

Kelvin Grove Table

Demographics (2016 Census)

  • Population: 7,927
  • Median age: 26
  • Families: 1,519
  • Average children per family: 1.7
  • All private dwellings: 3.422
  • Average people per household: 2.4
  • Median weekly household income: $1,422
  • Median weekly rent: $425

Dwelling structure

  • Separate house: 47.5%
  • Flat, unit or apartment: 42.2%
  • Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse: 10.2%

Tenure Type

  • Rented: 61.4%
  • Being purchased: 24.1%
  • Fully owned: 14.2%

Recommended for

  • Parking
  • Gym and Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Schools

People who live here

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Location and Transportation

Kelvin Grove is very close to everything – The CBD, The Valley, Paddington’s shopping laneways, schools, parks, walking paths, bus stops, and more. It has easy access to any part of Brisbane through the many new roads and tunnels, making it easy to get around.

Being a hilly suburb, many homes offer gorgeous views and cooling breezes are a life saver during summer.

The suburb is not on any train lines, but people can easily go around via local buses, and is accessible via the inner city bypass heading west out of the city, and connecting to the M1 heading north and south.


Kelvin Grove boasts of excellent schools and an array of entertainment options, making it an ideal address for professionals with children. Families choose this suburb because of Kelvin Grove State College’s school of excellence, and university students can easily find share-housing accommodations among its many post-war houses.


Kelvin Grove College, which has established links with the Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove campus, offers courses for students from prep to grade 12. KGSC has several schools of excellence, including dance, art and design, music, aviation, engineering and sport. Exceptionally talented students (and their families) come from across the State to attend these great schools.

The Creative Industries Precinct, which is part of QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus, is the first location in Australia to be used for experimentation and commercial development activities in the creative industries. You will find galleries, performance spaces and the biggest billboard in Australia, which displays amazing public art. You will also find in the suburb the La Boite Theatre Company, Queensland’s second biggest theater company.


Kelvin Road Grove is home to a light industrial and commercial strip of development runs and a large state school campus. Except for this, the suburb is virtually dominated by residences.

On the eastern border is the qldtoria Park Golf Course. On the southern edge (close to Brisbane) is where the mixed-used urban development, Kelvin Grove Urban Village, is located.

Kelvin Grove is at the top of the rankings for family fun and inner-city convenience, thanks to its lovely homes, leafy streets, and educational and entertainment options.

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at Kelvin Grove, with a relaxed pace of life while still within reach of city living and amenities.