Suburb Profiles

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Nearby Suburbs
Bentley Park
Mt Sheridan

Edmonton is the largest suburb in Cairns, and is located on the southern access corridor of the Cairns area. It is an established area, with a large population. Edmonton has a mixture of land uses and activities, including residential, commercial, and recreational. The area has a number of recreation areas, sports grounds and shopping precincts. The suburb has pockets of very high quality housing combined with lower-income accommodation. Edmonton is about 21mins drive south of Cairns CBD. 

The People
The majority of the population live on the western side of the Highway, as the eastern side is relatively low lying and divided into larger lot sizes. The demographic is made up of mainly families and first-homebuyers.

General facilities
Edmonton has a library, a community centre and a range of recreational and sporting facilities and spaces, including the Sugarworld Gardens and fun park, Edmonton Bowls Club, Fuller Park, Ravizza Park, Pregno Park, and Down Park Community Hall.

There are a number of medical practitioners in Edmonton including a pathology lab. Major medical and dental services are available in Cairns. The closest hospitals are the Cairns Base Hospital and the Cairns Private Hospital. Edmonton is about 10-15mins drive south of Cairns CBD.

 There is an IGA supermarket in Edmonton as well as a number of speciality stores and hotels. The nearby suburbs of Mt Sheridan, White Rock and Woree offer a small shopping centre and other outlets including takeaway restaurants. The closest major shopping centre is Stockland at Earlville, about 10mins drive north.

Edmonton has a community kindergarten and a number of ABC Learning Centres and other child care providers. The nearby suburbs of Bentley Park and Woree also offer child care facilities.

Edmonton has three primary schools, including a Catholic primary school. The adjacent suburbs of Bentley Park, White Rock and Woree offer a number of Prep-12 schools including Trinity Anglican School; these are about 10-15mins drive north from Edmonton.

Public Transport
Sunbus provides public transport service to the area and taxis are available.

Source:, Pricefinder & our own in house research
Last updated 21.06.2017