Bungalow is a central suburb in the south of the Cairns Local Government Area. The area has an industrial history, with much of the suburb being designated light or general industrial. There are also many waterways and mangrove areas in Bungalow that serve important environmental roles, and also important social (recreational) roles for locals. Bungalow is about 3mins drive from Cairns CBD.
The population of Bungalow is mixed, with 2174 people living in the area. A high proportion of Indigenous and non-English speaking people live in Bungalow, with a high proportion of one-parent families. Housing costs are relatively low.
Bungalow is close to a number of medical centres located on Mulgrave Road in the centre of Cairns city. It is about 10mins to Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital.
This suburb has a hotel, a commercial area and a number of industrial outfits however there is some green space, waterways and Etta Green Park. The closest library is at Manunda or Earlville, about 5mins drive south and the closest public swimming pool is at Woree, around 10mins drive south.
Bungalow is close to a major shopping centre, Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) which also houses a supermarket. There are a number of services on Mulgrave Road including a Good Guys, WOW Electronics, Howards Storage World, car yards, Toys R Us, Cash Converters and other shops. This section of Mulgrave Road is a major shopping strip.
There are a number of child care centres in the Bungalow area including Pelican’s on the Park on Mulgrave Road and other centres in nearby suburbs of Balaclava, Manunda and Earlville.
Sunbus services the suburb and taxis are available.
Source: cairns.com.au, Pricefinder & our own in house research