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Queensland, Australia

Population: 7176 [1]
Postcode: 4068
Area: 2.1 km² (0.8 sq mi)
Location: 6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Toowong Ward; Walter Taylor Ward)
State District: Indooroopilly
Federal Division: Ryan
Suburbs around Taringa:
Mount Coot-tha Toowong West End
Mount Coot-tha Taringa St Lucia
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Indooroopilly

Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology because of its proximity to the universities and to Brisbane city.


In the 2011 census, the population of Taringa was 7,176, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[1] The median age of the Taringa population was 29 years, 8 years below the Australian median. 63.8% of people living in Taringa were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.8%, China 3%, New Zealand 2.4%, Malaysia 2.1%, India 2%. 75.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3.6% Mandarin, 1.6% Cantonese, 1.3% Malay, 1.1% Spanish, 0.9% Persian (excluding Dari).[1]


Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.

History Edit

The suburb name 'Taringa' is a combination of two Aboriginal words: tarau (stones) and nga (made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones".

The Lionel Brand of Worcestershire sauce was manufactured in Taringa.[2]

Heritage listingsEdit

Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat and footpath

The Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992

Taringa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Community groupsEdit

The Taringa Scout Den is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate training facility and for Yoga.

Sport Edit

Taringa is the home of the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club, who play in the Brisbane Premier League.

Education Edit

The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Queensland Japanese School of Brisbane (ブリスベン校 Burisuben Kō), a weekend Japanese school, maintains its school office in Taringa. It holds its classes at Indooroopilly State High School in Indooroopilly.[5]

Transport Edit


By Train, Taringa Station is part of the Citytrain network, on the Ipswich railway line providing travel to the Brisbane CBD and Ipswich

By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.

By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.

Notable people Edit


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taringa". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
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  3. ^ "Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat (entry 15113)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fulton Residence (entry 16307)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "平成 26(2014)年度" (Archive). The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Queensland. Retrieved on April 1, 2015. p. 4. "借用校舎:インドロピリー州立高校(Indooroopilly State High School) Ward Street, Indooroopilly, QLD4068, AUSTRALIA 事務所:The Japanese Club of Brisbane/The Japanese School of Brisbane Suite 17, Taringa Professional Centre, 180 Moggill Road, Taringa, QLD4068"

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Coordinates: 27°29′47″S 152°58′45″E / -27.4965, 152.9792

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