Kelvin Grove

Just a few minutes from the CBD, Kelvin Grove is a busy student hub, home to galleries, restaurants, cafes, schools and plenty of things to do.

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Neighbourhood Details

  • Rentals from around $250 pw
  • 3km from the CBD
  • Laid-back, friendly student lifestyle

While Kelvin Grove is best known for being home to the Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove campus, the neighborhood has grown into a busy hub of restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, arts and activity as students have begun to populate the area.

Kelvin Grove is a multicultural neighborhood, where the lifestyle is social and laid-back. Central to the suburb is Kelvin Grove Village, also known as ‘the Creative Heart of Brisbane’. Here residents and visitors have access to not only the essentials, but also the weekly Kelvin Grove Village Markets, community activities, student bars, La Boite Theatre Company and Wicked Wednesdays Putt Putt at Victoria Park.

The creative heart of Brisbane, the rolling hills of Kelvin Grove surround the QUT campus, where an Urban Village of shops, eateries and even a Farmer’s Market are the meeting place for local students.

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove offers a social, student-friendly lifestyle

Kelvin Grove

Local Interests

  • Woolworths Urban Village Kelvin Grove Retail
  • ALDI Supermarket Kelvin Grove Retail
  • Bargain Mania Discount Store Kelvin Grove Retail
  • Kelvin Grove Village Markets Kelvin Grove Retail
  • The Menagarie – café and bar Kelvin Grove Restaurant
  • Sago Restaurant – Vietnamese Kelvin Grove Restaurant
  • Siam Spice - Thai Restaurant Kelvin Grove Restaurant
  • The Normanby Hotel Kelvin Grove Food / Hotel
  • The Boys House of Coffee Kelvin Grove Coffee
  • Kelvin Grove Village Markets Kelvin Grove Markets
  • Victoria Park Golf Course and Putt-Putt Kelvin Grove Park
  • Reading Cinemas Newmarket Newmarket Cinema
  • La Boite Theatre Kelvin Grove Theatre
  • QUT Kelvin Grove Library Kelvin Grove Library
  • Cat Cuddle Cafe Red Hill Activity
  • Kelvin Grove Village Markets Kelvin Grove Markets

Transport Options

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Brisbane provides a reliable network of travel and transport links, as well as paths and walkways that make up one of Australia’s most compact and foot-friendly city centres.

TransLink, Brisbane’s integrated ticketing system, provides students with the flexibility to travel on train, bus and ferry services using just the one card. Go cards can be bought at Queensland Rail stations and selected ticketing agents and provide fares cheaper than buying paper tickets at transit stations. The green student Go card offers full-time students even further discounts.

  • Route 66 RBWH, QUT Kelvin Grove, Brisbane City, UQ Lakes
  • Route 340 Carseldine, Chermside, RBWH, Normanby, City, Woolloongabba
  • Route 333 Cultural Centre, City, Normanby, RBWH, Lutwyche, Chermside

Neighborhood Ambassador

Hear from a student currently living in Kelvin Grove why the neighborhood is so great.

It’s a quiet and multicultural neighborhood

I’ve lived here for a year. I love it because it’s a quiet and multicultural neighborhood. I love going to plays at La Boite Theatre Company, playing paintball at Spec Ops or catching a movie at Reading Cinemas. On the weekend, I usually play soccer at the QUT Kelvin Grove campus and grab food at the Village Markets.

Jose Bautista