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Petrie (Post Code 4502)

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Ranked the 52nd best suburb by locals in the Brisbane region Petrie, sitting 24 kms to the north of Brisbane CBD, offers a country feel respite to its residents at the end of each day.

Many say the county feel is due to its background of pine plantations and land used for agriculture. Excitingly, this now suburban village is also a delightful day-tripper’s time out!

So much to do…

Lake Samsonvale

Bush-walking, canoeing, fishing and horse-riding are some of the favourite local recreational activities to enjoy. Lake Samsonvale (or North Pine Dam) lying to the west shimmers invitingly providing easy fishing with the kids. For boating, picnicking and walking trail information, the Lake Samson Recreation Guide gives more information.

Lake Kurwongbah

Nestled in the heart of Petrie northwards is peaceful Lake Kurwongbah. This is a classic retreat for lovers of both water and nature to relish. Fishing, kayaking, picnicking – the Lake Kurwongbah Recreation Guide gives you all the details you’ll need!

North Pine River

Lastly for the water lovers in the area, North Pine River, which divides Petrie with its neighbour suburb Lawnton, offers parks on both sides of its banks with activities aplenty. Cricket pitch, mini skate park, basketball area, kayaking and more – it’s all happening!

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Accommodation Options

Housing from the quaint cottage to the majestic modern, coupled with well managed still-village-feel development, attracts the larger portion of resident families and also caters to the retirees and younger singles.

Average median rent for a house per week is $500 with units at $350pw – current yields for houses are 3.92% (Oct ’22). 71% of homes are owner occupied.

Getting around

In addition to the regular public bus service, Petrie has a 24 hour manned train station that provides excellent service. An express trip to Brisbane CBD takes just 35 minutes. In addition there are regular routes which include to Ipswich, Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. Few suburbs are so well connected.

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Education Options

Primary schools

Petrie State School offers study from Prep to Year 6. “Developing talents; achieving goals” is their catch cry and the school has been operating for 140 years!

The Catholic Our Lady of the Way is a primary school option not far from Petrie State School. “United in faith”, Our Lady of the Way is “Where children are encouraged to pursue their personal best”.

Secondary schools

Mt Maria college concentrates on the academic, spiritual and personal development of its 540 enrolled students from year 7 – 12.

Surrounding suburbs, such as Mango Hill, give further choice for secondary schools.

Shopping and Attractions


Old Petrie Town

The charming Old Petrie Town is a restored historic (pre 1930s) village that attracts huge crowds to its weekly markets. Spread over 48 acres of parklands there is lots to do. There are four museums to stroll through along with shops housed in the restored historic buildings. An eclectic assortment of vendors provide an equally eclectic assortment of offerings! Even if you don’t buy an investment property there or move there to rent, plan your day trip to Old Petrie Town regardless!

Petrie Village Shopping Centre

Petrie Village Shopping Centre on Dayboro Rd will do just fine if you’re after something quick and easy. The neighbouring suburbs of North Lakes and Strathpine present large shopping complexes with the usual array of stores.

And there’s even an IKEA should you be so inclined!


And when it’s time for a nibble and a drink nothing beats the local pub – The Petrie Hotel. With a bistro and sports bar it also not only has a kids menu but a kids playground too.

Expert Property Management for your Petrie Property Investment

Petrie – you might say a “dish of a suburb”. To grow your investment property yield call our Position One Property Managers on 07 3843 4511 today! The best property managers are the ones who are located locally to your property. Our Position One Property managers provide their professional service from our Brisbane North and Moreton Shire Office – our team are available to assist you now.

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