Chelmer is on the south side of a bend in the Brisbane River. It’s opposite Indooroopilly and seven kilometres south-west of central Brisbane. It’s also one of Brisbane’s leading and most beautiful riverside suburbs.

Boasting Brisbane’s so-called best street, the exclusive Laurel Avenue, Chelmer is home to magnificent heritage-listed camphor laurel trees. Some of the trees are over 100 years old. They line the streets with character and refreshing breezes to break the Queensland heat.

Dining, shopping and entertainment facilities are plentiful in neighbouring suburbs, Graceville and Indooroopilly. Chelmer is connected to Indooroopilly by the heritage-listed Walter Taylor Bridge. Among Chelmer’s local amenities is a railway station, providing easy and direct access to the city and the rest of Brisbane. It also connects residents to Milpera State High School, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Chelmer campus), the Oxley Sailing Club and Western Magpies AFL Club. There is also a fantastic bowls club and croquet club in the neighbouring suburb, Graceville.

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Chelmer Homes

Chelmer was released for European settlement in 1851. In the 1860s, the land was subdivided and taken up by farmers who sent their crops to Brisbane by boat. The suburb developed as a semi-rural outpost and became less isolated when the railway line to Roma Street was established in 1876.

Substantial homes were built for wealthy professionals and businessman in the area on expansive grounds. Many of these grand homes on estates still exist today.

Today, Chelmer is prized for its picturesque leafy streets, grand old Queenslanders, river aspects and riverside breezes. This blue-chip suburb has more than its fair share of generous-sized blocks and exceptional heritage homes. And many homes seamlessly fuse heritage-style charm with contemporary functionality. This makes Chelmer a highly sought-after suburb in Brisbane.

Chelmer suburb profile
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Our Chelmer Suburb Profile Shows Why We Love Chelmer

As our Chelmer suburb profile shows, Chelmer is a cherished suburb of Brisbane.

Here is why we love it so much:

  1. It is steeped in history and is home to so many historically significant and stately homes.
  2. It has its own train station. This gives residents a speedy and convenient mode of transport that so many suburbs in Brisbane lack. It also has reliable bus routes.
  3. There is a real sense of community spirit throughout Chelmer. The residents of Chelmer share a sense of pride and passion for their neighbourhood.
  4. It has high quality schools nearby. These include Graceville State School, Sherwood State School, St Peter’s Lutheran College, Brigidine College, and Indooroopilly State High School.
  5. It has great parks. Locals enjoy exploring Powenyenna Oval, Graceville Memorial Park, Gordon Thompson Park, Chelmer Park, Sherwood Arboretum and Sherwood Forest Park.
  6. Shopping, dining and cinema experiences are nearby at Graceville and Indooroopilly.

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