The Petrie Electorate

Petrie is a diverse electorate with a vibrant culture and busy community centres. The division was created in 1949 and named after Andrew Petrie, a noted civil engineer, pioneer and explorer.

The Petrie Electorate extends from Cabbage Tree Creek in the south to Burpengary Creek in the north, and from the coastline of Deception Bay to Bramble Bay on the Redcliffe Peninsula, covering 152 sq kms in total.


Petrie covers an area of approximately 152 sq kms to the north east of Brisbane. From the northern Brisbane suburbs, east of the Bruce Highway and north to Burpengary Creek. The area includes Redcliffe on Moreton Bay. It takes in parts of the local government areas of Brisbane City and part of Moreton Bay Regional Council. The main suburbs of the City of Brisbane include: Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Carseldine, Fitzgibbon and parts of Aspley and Bridgeman Downs. The localities in the Moreton Bay Regional Council include Clontarf, Deception Bay, Griffin, Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill, Margate, Newport, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough, Woody Point and part of Burpengary.

Light industrial activities, the Redcliffe Hospital and flourishing businesses offer employment and economic prosperity.

Home to the highest number of community and not-for-profit groups per capita, Petrie abounds in community spirit and social wellbeing.

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