Suburb Details


An established suburb on rolling hills with mature trees, offers beautiful beach and hinterland views. It’s tranquil yet centrally located between Southport and Benowa, providing quick access to beaches, the CBD, the Pacific Motorway (M1), and railways. The community, primarily families, enjoys excellent facilities, fostering a strong sense of community seen in its many Community Centres and sports facilities. With abundant parks, schools, medical facilities such as Pindara Private Hospital and sports amenities, Ashmore offers a dynamic environment for all ages. The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Centre on Community Drive adds cultural richness with various musical ensembles.

Ashmore History

In the late 1800s, Ashmore’s land was owned by pioneering families like the Muirs and the Smiths. Located about seven kilometres west of Southport, the suburb got its name from the Hicks family’s farming property, a 300-acre farm near Benowa named after Athol Hicks, the grandson of its original owner.

In the early 1970s, investor Jim Donellon developed the area, leading to the emergence of Ashmore Village as a housing estate with modern amenities. Other developments like Bellevue Park, Timber Tops, Paradise River, and Paradise Heights soon followed. Ashmore became an official suburb in 1982, experiencing steady growth since then.

In the Ashmore Area

Ashmore is encompassed by a range of educational institutions, spanning from primary schools to tertiary education. It is conveniently located near renowned schools like The Southport School (TSS), St Hilda’s School, and Griffith University. Additionally, residents have access to excellent healthcare services provided by the nearby Gold Coast University Hospital. For recreational activities, the suburb is close to prestigious golf courses, including Southport Golf Club and Royal Pines Resort, offering ample opportunities for leisure and outdoor enjoyment.


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