Brassall Suburb Profile

Brassall Suburb Profile

24 January 2024

The suburb of Brassall, covering 8.2 square KMs, sits 6.9km northwest of Ipswich CBD and 45km west of Brisbane CBD. As of the 2021 census, Brassall had a population of 12,115 residents.

Ideally located with easy access to the Warrego Highway east towards Brisbane and west towards Toowoomba.

Brassall sure has a great sense of community; this family friendly suburb has a lot to offer.

Circa 1963, with Ipswich State High School in the foreground. Source: Courier MailHistory

The suburb name first appeared on a plan drawn by surveyor James Warner on 6 October 1851; however, the origin of the suburb name is unknown. It was also known as hungry flats, as was a stop over for bullock teams that were transporting logs from Pine Mountain to Hancock’s sawmill at North Ipswich.

Brassall was a separate shire with its own council from 1850 until 1917 when the area became a suburb of Ipswich.

The Brisbane Valley railway line ran through Brassall from June 1884 until 1993. The disused rail corridor was used to construct the Brassall bike path which is part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

The bikeway is aligned with the first railway line built in Queensland and is fully paved and a safe environment for families with young children. With way-finding signs throughout as well as the opportunity to discover the old steam engine and other surprises.

Rail Rocket. Artist: Chris Trotter

Shopping Centres

  • Brassall Shopping Centre – 68 Hunter St, Brassall
    Complete with a Woolworths, Aldi, Star Liquor, Pharmacy, Pathology and 30+ specialty retailers
  • IGA Local Grocer – 92/98 Pine Mountain Rd, Brassall
    Home to IGA plus 10+ specialty retailers



  • Brassall State School (Public)
  • Ipswich Adventist School (Private)


  • Ipswich State High School (Public)

Brassall Bikeway. Source: Discover Ipswich

Local Parks

Brassall boasts 18 parks, covering nearly 9.3% of the total area.  Some of the main parks include:

  • Sutton Park – home to the Ipswich City Football Club
  • Battye Park and dog park
  • Denman Park
  • John Murphy Park
  • Haig St Quarry Bush Reserve
  • Brassall Reserve
  • Mary Trower Park
  • Lamprecht Park

Sutton Park. Source: Mustdobrisbane

Property Market

Since the early 2000’s, Brassall has been a key development area in Ipswich. Formerly bushland and farming area has now been extensively developed.

Brassall has seen an impressive median growth of 21.89% in the last 12 months. The median value for a house as of 31 May 2024 is $646,742. The median rental price is now $500 p/w, rising 11.11% in the last 12 months. Reference:

Brassall is a very desirable suburb for both first-home buyers and investors alike due to its location benefits and relative affordability. With approximately 46% of the population being made up of renters, Brassall is very popular with investors, offering growth potential and low vacancy rates.

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‘Til next time, ciao 😊


Disclaimer: The information is this article is for general information only, it is not intended and should not be considered as either legal or financial advice. The information contained herein should not be relied upon solely and all parties are encouraged to obtain their own independent advice before making any financial decision.
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