Nearby Suburbs Whitfield Kanimbla Freshwater Brinsmead is a relatively new middle-ring hillside suburb to the west of Edge Hill.

Brinsmead, Cairns is middle-ring hillside suburb to the west of Edge Hill, comprised of both older and newer estates. With substantial patches of green space throughout, the area is perfect for those who enjoy the beautiful landscape offered by the Wet Tropics. Brinsmead is around a 15-minute drive from the Cairns CBD via car and the Translink bus route 123 services the area hourly.

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The people
The current estimated population of Brinsmead is 5,687, with a large number of small families with children under the age of 14.

Medical services
There are a number of medical centres and doctors in the nearby suburbs of Redlynch, Whitfield, Manunda and Edge Hill. Brinsmead is about a 15 minute drive from the Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital.

There are a number of local facilities and activities, which include: parks and reserves, a community hall, a BMX facility, baseball club, tennis and basketball courts, a dog off-lead park and swimming area at Goomboora Park, and a swimming area at Glenoma Park. The closest libraries are positioned in nearby Stratford or Manunda, which are approximately 5-10 minutes away.

Shopping facilities
There is a small shopping complex positioned in a cul-de-sac at the centre of Brinsmead. The complex includes a convenience store, bottle shop, a small takeaway shop and a vet surgery. The nearest retailers are located at the Redlynch Central Shopping Centre, Redlynch Central Commercial Hub, and the Piccone’s Village on Pease Street. These complexes are home to an array of gym’s, takeaway outlets, cafes & restaurants, pharmacies and other medical facilities.

Local childcare
Brinsmead has two early learning centres; Genuis Childcare located near the Brinsmead Community Centre, and Goodstart Early Learning located at the southern end of Loridan Drive.

The Brinsmead state school catchments for prep to year 6 are Freshwater State School and Whitfield State School, and Redlynch State College for years 7 to 12 schooling. There are also two nearby private schools that provide junior, middle and senior schooling. Both St Andrews Catholic College and Freshwater Christian College provide kindergarten, prep, primary and secondary education, and out of school hours care (OSHC). Brinsmead is also close to a number of other schools in the adjacent suburbs of Manunda, Westcourt and Edge Hill.

Public transport
Sunbus services the whole suburb and taxis are available.

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