Kedron Brook

The Kedron Brook is a creek that flows through the northern suburbs of Brisbane in the south-east region of Queensland, Australia.[1]

Kedron Brook
Kedron Brook on the northern edge of Kalinga Park
Location of the river mouth in Queensland
RegionSouth East Queensland
Physical characteristics
SourceD'Aguilar Range
  locationD'Aguilar National Park
Source confluenceKedron Creek and Cedar Creek
  locationFerny Grove
  coordinates27°24′14″S 152°56′27″E
  elevation220 m (720 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Schulz Canal
27.410311°S 153.05897°E / -27.410311; 153.05897[1]
0 m (0 ft)
Length29 km (18 mi)
Basin size110 km2 (42 sq mi)
Basin features
National parkD'Aguilar National Park
(formerly the Brisbane Forest Park

Course and features

Formed by spring D'Aguilar Range within the southern portion of the D'Aguilar National Park,[3] Kedron Brook rises below the Ferny Grove retail shopping strip, near the outer suburb of Upper Kedron and flows in an easterly direction. Kedron Brook then meanders through suburbs including Stafford, Grange, Lutwyche, Wooloowin, Kalinga Park, Toombul and Hendra before it empties into the Schulz Canal, which flows into Moreton Bay at Nudgee Beach. The river descends 220 metres (720 ft) over its 29-kilometre (18 mi) course and has a catchment area of 110 square kilometres (42 sq mi).[3]

For much of its length, Kedron Brook is lined with parks and sporting facilities such as bikeways and football fields. Kedron Brook has been channelised where it passes suburbs such as Lutwyche and Wooloowin. Tidal influence reaches as far as Toombul.[4]


Kedron Book in flood at Alderley, 2022

Kedron Brook was named by the German missionary group which established German Station (now Nundah) in March 1838. It is named after Kidron Valley near Jerusalem.[1]

The original course of Kedron Brook has been significantly altered in the vicinity of Brisbane Airport, where it has been redirected to a canal named the Schulz Canal.[5] This was done to allow expansion of the airport in recent decades.[6] The canal empties into Moreton Bay adjacent to the small bayside village of Nudgee Beach. At the lower end of the catchment, Boondall Wetlands is an internationally recognised habitat (Ramsar site) for migratory wader birds and other animals in Moreton Bay.[3]

Kedron Brook flooded during the 2022 Brisbane floods.[7]

See also


  1. "Kedron Brook – watercourse in the City of Brisbane (entry 17849)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  2. "Map of Upper Kedron, QLD". Bonzle Digital of Australia. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. "Kedron Brook catchment" (PDF). Know your creek. City of Brisbane. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2022. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. "Physical Environment". Kedron Brook Catchment Network. Archived from the original on 23 June 2007.
  5. "Kedron Brook". Councillor Kim Flesser, Northgate Ward. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  6. Brisbane Airport Corporation Limited (December 2010). "New Parallel Runway Project Minor Variation to MDP (Approved 8 February 2011)" (PDF). City of Brisbane. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. "Kedron Brook restoration works". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
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