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Salisbury – Brisbane’s Favourite Neighbourhoods Series

Sep 3rd, 2021

The beautiful Brisbane southside suburb of Salisbury is a stunningly green, nature-driven......

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Is Salisbury a good place to live?

“Great quality of life 10 km from the city.”

Salisbury is a quiet and stunning slice of Brisbane, tucked away on the southside. Despite being surrounded by main roads, with a simple commute to the motorway, it offers a lot of tranquillity. The suburb offers excellent public transport options, with the 120, 124, and 125 stopping by every 15 minutes on weekdays. There’s a well-appointed train station nearby too. 

The Rocklea markets, Ballistic Beer Co, The Salisbury Hotel and Toohey Forest mean Salisbury residents barely have to leave their home grounds for a big weekend full of fun.

Salisbury is nestled between the already bustling Moorooka and the up-and-coming Coopers Plains. It’s 10-12km and a 15-20 minute drive from the city, outside of peak hour.

Source: Homely

“Friendly Salisbury”

We have recently moved into the area and are loving it. There is a lovely neighbourhood spirit where everyone says hi, and there are always lots of people going for walks with children and/or dogs. The group of shops includes a cafe, a very well-stocked convenience store, a fish and chip shop, a gym, a bakery, a barber, the doctors, a nail shop, and a second-hand book shop. The bowls club is across the road, and so is a park for the kids. BCC Tennis courts at the school can be hired as well. Across the creek, there is a basketball hoop and some gym equipment. There is a mix of older homes, newer homes and lots of new houses being built.
I think Salisbury is a lovely neighbourhood!

Source: Homely

Suburb Demographics in Salisbury

According to the 2016 census, 6,290 people call Salisbury home. Evenly split, 50% of residents are men and 50% women. The median age of the population is 35 years old, and 30-34-year-olds are the most prominent age group, taking up 9.4 per cent of the population. The second most populous age group is 35-39 year-olds at 9.2 per cent. 


Source: 2016 Census


The average household income in Salisbury is $1,628 for a median household of 2.7 people. The median personal income is $708 and the median income for families is $1,921

Source: 2016 Census



Nearly 30 per cent of those aged over 15 years old have a Bachelor Degree or higher. 

Source: 2016 Census



Salisbury scores highly across convenience, family friendliness, affluence, hip-ness, community and lifestyle.

Source: Microburbs


The most prominent ancestry in the suburb is English — nearly one in four residents living in the suburb has English ancestry. The second largest ancestry is Australian, followed by Irish, Scottish, and German.



















How Safe is Salisbury?

According to the 2021 Queensland Police Service crime map, there were 78 offences in the last quarter, and crime is certainly on the decline overall. Like many Brisbane suburbs, there are peaks in crime rates around the holiday seasons.

Source: Queensland Police Service

Number of Bedrooms

Median Property Price





Source: Domain

What’s the Median House Price in Salisbury?

Of course, if you’re looking to buy a home in Salisbury, the median house price will be important. According to Domain, 69 per cent of Salisbury residents own their own homes, as opposed to renting. 45 per cent of the suburb is taken up by families and 55 per cent singles.

Education & Schools in Salisbury

There are a few great schools available to families living in Salisbury. The suburb offers a state primary school and two private, Co-Ed schools, catering to different year levels. 

Salisbury State School — Public, Co-Ed — Primary School

Brisbane Christian College — Private, Co-Ed — Prep – Year 12

St Pius X School — Private, Co-Ed — Primary School (Catholic)

C&K Salisbury Community Childcare Centre

C&K Salisbury Community Kindergarten


Most of Salisbury is fairly unaffected by flood risk. The southwest of the suburb, heading towards Rocklea is most at risk of flooding.

Use the Brisbane City Council’s handy flood resource below to get a better idea. 

Source: Brisbane City Council

Which Spots in Salisbury Have City Views?

You’ll be able to spot the Brisbane CBD from a few of the hillier parts of Salisbury as well as from Toohey Forest and Mount Gravatt lookouts. Most residential areas are lower-lying and fairly level, so chances of a city view from your verandah are limited.

A lot of Salisbury homes have beautiful nature views, looking out into the surrounding forests and bushland.


Above: Toohey Forest Park walking trail
How Far is Salisbury from the CBD?

Depending on where in the suburb you are, Salisbury is 10-12km from the CBD. It’s a 15-20 minute drive into the city outside of peak hour, and depending on traffic, it’ll be roughly 30 minutes in peak hour.

You can get to the city in about 40 minutes by bus and about 30 minutes by train, again depending on traffic and peak hours.


Is Salisbury a Good Investment Suburb?

Yes, it is. Data from Microburbs sees median house prices trending in a generally upwards direction, signalling growth in the suburb. The median house prices are comparatively cheaper than houses in other Brisbane suburbs.

However, Salisbury isn’t considered an inner city suburb of Brisbane, making it a more affordable suburb to buy in. In saying that, while Salisbury’s prices are slightly lower, its growth in prices is higher and better when compared to other Brisbane suburbs.

What Is Capital Growth in Salisbury Like?

The last five-year period in Salisbury has seen 8.65 per cent in capital gains. The suburb has a median rental price of $430 per week and offers a 3.53 per cent rental yield on houses.

Source: Smart Property Investment


What are the Best Green Spaces?

Toohey Forest Park is located in Nathan, a small suburb between Salisbury, Tarragindi, and Mount Gravatt. The park has a BBQ and entertainment area and several stunning walking routes through the forest. 

A Variety of Parks

Salisbury is an incredibly green suburb. Surrounded by bushland and forests, the suburb is also home to a list of parks, many of which back onto Rocky Water Hole Creek. You can find more details on these via the Brisbane City Council.


These parks each provide amazing family-friendly activities, and the Salisbury Dog Park is a large, open space with plenty on offer for your pup.


  • Assembly Street Park – Assembly Street
  • Bill Moore Park – 9 Toorak Road
  • Lillian Avenue Park (Salisbury Reserve) – 309 Lillian Avenue
  • Rosebank Square – 64 Rosebank Square
  • Salisbury Recreation Reserve – via Ainsworth St pathway or parking off Allandale St
  • Salisbury Dog Park – Cnr Wincott St and Evans Rd
  • Russ Hall Park – Cnr Massinger St and Ainsworth St
Above: Salisbury Recreation Reserve is a large green space with many netball courts, which are perfect for kids


Above: Salisbury Central is home to Supernumeracy Cafe.
Here are some kid-friendly activities in Salisbury:

Salisbury is a family-friendly community and the perfect place to settle down. There’s so much for kids to do too. 

There are plenty of child-friendly cafes and restaurants, parks to run around in, and opportunities to participate in sports. Within Salisbury and its surrounding suburbs, kids can join karate, dancing, gymnastics, boxing, and even a kid-friendly gym.

All the typical sports are on offer, too: soccer, rugby league, and Aussie Rules.


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What are the Best Places for Kids in Salisbury?

Salisbury is an amazing place for families. It has all the grown-up activities parents need, along with a lot of fun on offer for the kids.

If your children like to ride bikes, scoot or rollerblade, you find a great flat paved surface exists for them to safely play at the old Southern Districts netball courts

While there are plenty of stunning places to dine in on date night, there are also a bunch of places perfect to take the kids along to.

    Salisbury Restaurants and Cafes

    Of course, ahead of your move to a new suburb, you’ll want to know about the eats. Salisbury may be 10km out from the CBD, but that doesn’t mean it’s missing those trendy spots. From the Secret Trees Coffee cafe in Robertson, where they put fairy floss on your coffee, to Ballistic Beer Co, where you can watch your beer brew — Salisbury has a lot on offer.

    Op shopping and Markets

    Salisbury has plenty of excellent shopping available. From the local villages around to the Garden City Westfield Shopping Centre over in Mount Gravatt, there’s plenty on offer. Here are the top spots for markets and op shopping in Salisbury. 

    Cool Things to Do In Salisbury

    You don’t have to head into the CBD or inner city suburbs to find some cool things to do. Salisbury has so much to do, from brewery hangouts to nature walks and markets, and through to vintage shopping. 

    Something we love about this suburb is the community atmosphere. Locals get together on the first Sunday of every month in the carpark at the Salisbury Bowls Club for Maggie’s Market. Home-made goods, clothes, pet products and baked goods are a specialty. Directly across the road from the Ainsworth St shops and next to a great kids’ playground as well as the old netball courts.

    Above: One of the coolest things to do in Salisbury. Kid and dog friendly, too!
    Above: Addicted to Homewares Outlet store in Salisbury Central.


    The Best Shopping in Salisbury

    From your weekly grocery shop to quick convenience stops, and through to big shopping days. If you’re planning to move to Salisbury, you’ll want to know what’s on offer. 

    Grocery shopping-wise, there are a few options close by — depending on your preferences. There’s Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi all available in Garden City Westfield Shopping Centre. But if a big, busy shopping centre isn’t for you, you can head to the free-standing Aldi on Orange Grove Road, Woolworths in Moorooka or Coles in Sunnybank. 

    Westfield Garden City

    Woolworths Moorooka

    Aldi Salisbury

    Coles Sunnybank

    For all of your other shopping needs, Salisbury is home to a range of wholesalers with warehouse or online shops. For local shopping in and near Salisbury try the precinct around Chrome Street (On the Moorooka side of Evans Road) where you’ll find the following: 

    Further down Evans Road toward Nathan on the left-hand side (junction with Toohey Road you’ll find:

    Shopping for Home and Renovation in Salisbury

    Part of Salsbury has always been a little industrial, with mid-century warehouses and workshops, many of which are slowly being converted into cool shopping precincts, restaurants and offices.

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