New Farm – 4005

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The peninsula of New Farm was once called “Binkin-ba” by the Aborigines. According to the book Reflections on New Farm, published by the New Farm and Districts Historical Society, the area was also a working site of convicts (lime kilns dating back to 1870 are still evident on the river banks), a marine base in World War II and home to many wealthy merchants and lawyers.

Surrounding suburbs: Bowen Hills, Bulimba, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Hawthorne, Newstead

Council hotline: (07) 3403 8888

Council website: brisbane.qld.gov.au

New Farm Need to know

  • Government Contacts
  • Utilities
  • Transport
  • Services
  • Community
  • Religious
Local Members Councillor Vicki Howard
Central Ward Office
Shop 11 / 31 Duncan St, Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3403 0254
Email: central.ward@ecn.net.au
State Members Robert Cavallucci MP
Electorate: Brisbane Central
Unit 2, Hill House / 541 Boundary St, Spring Hill 4000
Phone: (07) 3832 1322
Email: brisbane.central@parliament.qld.gov.au
Federal Members Teresa Gambaro MP
Electorate: Brisbane
209 Days Rd, Grange 4051
Phone: (07) 3356 1555
Email: teresa.gambaro.mp@aph.gov.au
Green waste collection Green waste collected fortnightly on Wednesday, alternate to recycling collections
Recycling collection Recycling collected fortnightly on Wednesday
Rubbish collection General household rubbish collected each Wednesday
Watering restrictions The last remaining water restrictions in SEQ were lifted on 1 January, 2013
Bikeways On road from New Farm Park to Story Bridge: Merthyr Rd to Moray St to Bowen Tce, New Farm 4005
  Brisbane River boardwalk from New Farm Park to Newstead House: Brunswick St, New Far 4005
Ferry stops New Farm Park
Early learning centres Care for Kyds OSHC New Farm: 36 Villiers St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 3506
  Jack and Jill Child Care Centre: 955 Brunswick St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 4595
  Jabiru Kids Club New Farm Combined OSHC: Cnr of James & Heal Sts, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3269 0044
Hospitals Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital (nearest): Butterfield St, Herston 4006
Phone: (07) 3636 8111
Library New Farm Library: 135 Sydney St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3403 1061
Police Station Fortitude Valley Station (nearest): Cnr Brookes St and Wickham St, Fortitude Valley 2006
Phone: (07) 3737 5757
Primary schools New Farm State Prep: Annie St, Cnr Hawthorne St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 2072
  Holy Spirit Primary School: 36 Villiers St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 2344
Secondary schools New Farm State School: James St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 7333
Community centres New Farm Neighbourhood Centre: 967 Brunswick St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 5600
  Casa Italia Community Centre: 26 Gray St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 4150
Parks/Playgrounds New Farm Park: Brunswick Street, Dixon Street, Lamington Street, Richardson Street and Sydney Street, New Farm 4005
Features: Accessible toilets, playground, water, barbecues, shelter, wheelchair access, basketball half-court, BMX, skating and rollerblading
  Merthyr Park: Oxlade Drive and Sydney Street, New Farm 4005
Features: Playground, water, barbecues, shelter, basketball half-court
  Wilson Outlook Reserve: Bowen Tce and Moray St, New Farm 4005
Features: Water, BMX, skating and rollerblading
Public pool New Farm Swim School: James St, New Farm 4005
Phone: 0414 486 767
Public skate park New Farm Park: Brunswick Street, Dixon Street, Lamington Street, Richardson Street and Sydney Street, New Farm 4005
Features: Accessible toilets, playground, water, barbecues, shelter, wheelchair access, basketball half-court, BMX, skating and rollerblading
  Wilson Outlook Reserve: Bowen Terrace and Moray Street, New Farm 4005
Features: Water, BMX, skating and rollerblading
Shopping centres Merthyr Village: 85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm 4005
Phone: 0409 477 787
Catholic Churches Holy Spirit Catholic Church: 16 Villiers St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 3744
Other Rivercity Christian Life Centre: 166 Sydney St, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 5188
Uniting Churches Merthyr Rd Uniting Church: 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 6945

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