The Electorate

Where Is Clayfield?

The Clayfield Electorate is bordered by the Brisbane River, Breakfast Creek and Moreton Bay. Also home to Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airports as well as Portside Wharf, it is well and truly the gateway to Brisbane.

Encompassing the suburbs of Clayfield, Hamilton, Ascot, Hendra, Albion, Pinkenba, Eagle Farm, Nundah, Kedron, Wooloowin and Wavell Heights, the electorate has a rich history.The area was first explored by John Oxley in 1823 as he travelled along the Brisbane River.  During his journey, Oxley and his party camped near the mouth of a creek which he named Breakfast Creek.  By 1829, land clearing began at Eagle Farm, and a year later the first female convicts were moved to the new women’s gaol.  When Kingsford Smith Drive was created to connect Brisbane Town to the gaol, the area soon began to grow.  In 1863 the Eagle Farm Racecourse was established, soon followed by Hendra State School in 1864, the now heritage-listed Breakfast Creek Hotel opened in 1889, while the first electric trams were introduced in 1899.

Clayfield’s rich history can be seen in some of the heritage listed homes and buildings throughout the electorate.


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Map of Clayfield Electorate