The Brisbane suburb of Norman Park lies east of the Norman Creek and is four kilometres east of central Brisbane. The suburb is bordered by East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside and Hawthorne.
Norman Park is served by train, bus and ferry. Norman Park Train Station sits directly on the suburb. There is another rail station close to Norman Park on Waminda Street on Morningside. The rail links the suburb to the City and Cleveland. The City and Westfield Carindale can be accessed via buses run by Brisbane Transport. To get to New Farm from Norman Park, you can take cross-river ferries, also run bu Brisbane Transport.
Locals enjoy many parks, and recreational and picnic areas including CP Bottomley Park, Wilson Park, Norman Park Ferry Reserve, Heath Park; Seven Hills Bushland Reserve and Balmoral Park in Morningside; and Griffin Park in Coorparoo.
There are several heritage-listed sites in Norman Park, including Eulalia on 75 McIllwraith Avenue and the former Brisbane City Council Tramway Substation No 9 on 97 Wynnum Road.
Movie theatres near Norman Park include Birch Carroll and Coyle Carindale Cinemas in Carindale, Balmoral Cinema in Bulimba and Hawthorne 3 Cinemas in Hawthorne.
The area in and around Norman Park is host to many schools including Norman Park Primary School, Seven Hills Primary School, St Thomas Primary School, Anglican Church Grammar School, Coorparoo Secondary College, Lourdes Hill Secondary College, Anglican Church Grammar Preparatory School, Camp Hill Infants and Primary School, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School and Cannon Hill Primary School. The child care centres in the area include the Chatterbox Child Development and Care Centres, Mother Duck Child Care and Pre-School Centres and Oaklands Child Care and Kindergarten.
For medical and health concerns, locals to nearby hospitals and medical clinics including New Farm Clinic, Mount Olivet Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Morningside Family Medical Centre, Mater Private Clinic and Greenslopes Private Hospital.
For some retail therapy, Norman Park offers two Shopping Complex locations, on Macrossan Avenue and McIlwraith Avenue. For grocery shopping, there are several Coles Supermarket locations near Norman Park, as well as Buy-Rite Fresh Foodmarket and Family Fare Stores.
A high percentage of the suburb’s population is Australian native-born (81%). Of the total population, 17% are age 60 and above and 10% are professionals. In terms of dwelling type, 16% are flats. Of the houses in this suburb, 32% are rented and 39% are owned.