Bundall, Queensland

Bundall is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Census, Bundall had a population of 4,523.[1]

Gold CoastQueensland
Bundall, Queensland.jpg
A river in Bundall
Population4,523 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Moncrieff
Suburbs around Bundall:
Ashmore Southport Surfers Paradise
Benowa Bundall Surfers Paradise
Benowa Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Waters


Bundall is west of Surfers Paradise and the Nerang River. Sorrento (28°01′04″S 153°24′03″E / 28.01778°S 153.40083°E / -28.01778; 153.40083 (Sorrento, Queensland)) is a neighbourhood within Bundall.[3][4]


The name Bundall is from the Aboriginal word for a species of prickly vine. The locality was originally established by British landowner Edmund Henry Price in 1862. The northern boundary of the area runs from the southern Nerang Riverbank to The Arts Centre Gold Coast. It then continues south, bordering the present day Village High Road, alongside Benowa. The locality of Sorrento is within the southern section of the suburb of Bundall.

Bundall is also the home of the Bundall Iceland Ice Rink, home of the Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues[1] ice hockey club, Queensland's only team in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Cultural precinctEdit

A cultural precinct may be built on the Evandale site that currently incorporates the Gold Coast Arts Centre.[5] The project may begin at the beginning of 2014. The City of Gold Coast's vision is that when completed, the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will include drama, music, dance, art, new media and public sculpture.

Slatyer AvenueEdit

Family members at the dedication of the Southport Park Streets Heritage sign on 11 November 2012
The Slatyer entries on the Southport Park Streets Heritage Sign

Slatyer Avenue (27°59′52″S 153°24′27″E / 27.9978°S 153.4075°E / -27.9978; 153.4075 (Slayter Avenue, Bundall)) is one of eleven local streets named after young men who died on active service in World War II.[6] When the Bradbrook family farm at Bundall was subdivided for housing in the 1950s, Slatyer Avenue was named after two brothers – Allan and Gordon Slatyer, the only children of Francis Leichhardt and Hilda (Peggy) Slatyer of Surfers Paradise.[6][7][8] Allan, an RAAF leading aircraftman, died in a training accident at Wagga Wagga on 29 August 1941. He was 18 years old.[7][9][10] Gordon, an AIF infantryman, was killed in action on 3 August 1942 at El Alamein, Egypt. He was 22 years old.[8][11]


In the 2016 census, Bundall recorded a population of 4,523 people.

The median age of the Bundall population was 42 years, 4 years above the national median of 38.

65.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.4% and England 4.4%.

80.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 3.1%.

The most common responses for religion were No Religion 28.7%, Catholic 24.1% and Anglican 21.1%.[1]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable people from or who have lived in Bundall include:

  • Justin Hickey, businessman, insurance executive and philanthropist

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bundall (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  
  2. ^ "Bundall (entry 46033)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Sorrento (entry 31408)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Cultural precinct panel revealed". goldcoast.com.au. 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b Young, Bernadette. "What's in a Name: Slatyer Avenue". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Slatyer, Allan". Casualty details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Slayter, Gordon". Casualty details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  9. ^ "2 Air Trainees Killed". The Daily News (FIRST EDITION ed.). Perth. 30 August 1941. p. 26. Retrieved 22 July 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Accident to Wirraway A20-251 of 2 SFTS at Wagga on 29/8/41 – Pilot LAC Wilkinson G C H and LAC Slatyer A – Both killed". Department of Defence, Australia. National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  11. ^ "RESTRICTED HOSPITAL USE OF LIQUID PARAFFIN". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 21 August 1942. p. 5. Retrieved 22 July 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
  • W.E Hanlon, The Early Settlement of the Logan and Albert Districts
  • Steele, J.G., Aboriginal Pathways in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, p63

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Coordinates: 28°00′43″S 153°24′18″E / 28.012°S 153.405°E / -28.012; 153.405