A typical house in Auchenflower, Brisbane. Image: Place

Auchenflower is an exclusive inner-city and riverside suburb in Brisbane. It is a highly sought-after place to live for families, medical professionals working at the nearby hospital and professionals who work in the CBD. It is also a popular suburb to live for students attending the nearby University of Queensland. By far the greatest advantage of living in Auchenflower is its prime location near the city, the river and a wealth of amenities. Who wouldn’t want to have a top hospital, a shopping centre, boutiques, a vast array of cafes and dining options and a world class stadium all on your doorstep? 

Another tremendous benefit of living in Auchenflower is that it offers a comprehensive and impressive range of public transport that includes a train station, which is only three stops away from Central station, CityCat ferry stops in Milton and Toowong, and ultra-convenient access to Bicentennial Bikeway and bus routes.

Although Auchenflower is a relatively small suburb of only 1.5 square kilometres it packs a lot of punch! Situated a mere 3km from Brisbane city it is inner-city living beyond compare. 

Quality Schools Near Auchenflower

Although Auchenflower doesn’t have any schools to call its own it is close by to several prominent and highly regarded government and private schools including:


Milton State School

Rainworth State School 

Toowong State School

Indooroopilly State High School


St Ignatius School

Stuartholme School

Brisbane Boys’ College

Auchenflower Homes 

Auchenflower offers a mix of real estate to satisfy various tastes and requirements from high-rise apartments with river views to executive style homes with extraordinary city views to older style units and sprawling, gracious Queenslanders. Only 34% of homes in Auchenflower are freestanding homes with apartments being a prominent feature of Auchenflower due to its proximity to the hospital, university, train station and city. 

The northern part of Auchenflower is the most prestigious part of Auchenflower. It is elevated with many houses enjoying city views. The southern part of the suburb, closer to the train station is more densely populated and where most apartments are located.  

Some areas closer to the Brisbane River are prone to flooding. Traffic noise can also be an issue for properties close to major roads including Milton Road and Coronation Drive. These roads are major corridors for traffic between Brisbane CBD and the western suburbs.  

Why We Love Auchenflower

Auchenflower is one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs. Here is a list of top reasons why we love it so much:

  • Auchenflower offers an easy and vibrant lifestyle with convenient access to a major shopping centre at Toowong Village and boutique dining at Rosalie Village, Park Rd, Milton and Paddington as well as fresh food shopping at Milton Farmers’ Markets.
  • Auchenflower is a highly accessible suburb to live in with major landmarks nearby such as Suncorp Stadium where world class sporting and entertainment events are hosted and St Lucia’s University of Queensland. 
  • Auchenflower residents have easy access to cinemas at Rosalie Village and The Barracks in Petrie Terrace.
  • Auchenflower is close to Mt Coo-tha so if you ever need to get back to nature then you can be there in a two minute drive. The river is also nearby and offers riverside walks, runs and cycling opportunities.
  • A highly regarded private hospital (The Wesley Hospital) is a useful facility to have in your suburb and comforting presence for Auchenflower residents.
  • Auchenflower has several quality restaurants and cafes of its own including Deer Duck Bistro, Haig Rd Bistro, My Thai restaurant, Peach Café and Steamtrain Espresso Bar and Kitchen.
  • There are quite a few parks for Auchenflower locals to relax in including Dunmore Park, McIlwraith Park, and Moorlands Park. Lovers of old-fashioned lawn games can join the Auchenflower Croquet Club, one of Australia’s best and oldest croquet clubs located at McIlwraith Park.  
  • With the city so close and well connected, Auchenflower residents can easily cycle there or take a bus, or train from Auchenflower train station, which takes only 10 minutes to get to the city.  
  • Keen cyclists, walkers and runners can make use of the Bicentennial Bikeway – a scenic 5km bikeway stretching from Toowong to the Brisbane CBD and running alongside the Brisbane River.  

Thinking about buying property in Auchenflower? We are a specialist Auchenflower Buyer’s Agent and are more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us to see if Auchenflower is the right suburb for you. If you would like to find out about suburbs nearby to Auchenflower such as Paddington, Toowong, and Bardon you can read our other suburb profiles.