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AshmoreGold Coast Suburb Profile

Ashmore is a popular, older and well-established suburb built on rolling hills and surrounded by elderly trees. Due to its elevated location, some Ashmore homes can enjoy beautiful views of the beach and ocean and back towards the Hinterland.

Ashmore is just that little bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast yet it is so opportunely centred. Ashmore's convenient central location, nestled between Southport and Benowa, grants its residents quick and easy access to the Gold Coast's pristine beaches, the bustling CBD, the Pacific Motorway, and the railway link.

The community of Ashmore is notably enriched by a significant population of older residents, supported by excellent retirement facilities within the area. This demographic contributes to the suburb's strong sense of community, evident in the numerous Community Centres and sporting grounds that dot its streets. Additionally, Ashmore boasts an abundance of parks, gardens, schools, and sporting facilities, fostering an active and engaging environment for residents of all ages.

One notable cultural asset is the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Centre, situated on Community Drive. This centre serves as the home for various musical ensembles, including the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, Gold Coast City Choir, Youth Choir, Banana Blenders, and Rhapsody Music, further enriching the cultural tapestry of the suburb.

Ashmore History

In the late 1800s, Ashmore's land was predominantly owned by pioneering families, the Muirs and the Smiths. The suburb, located around seven kilometres west of Southport, derived its name from a farming property once owned by the Hicks family. This 300-acre farm near Benowa was named after a property by Athol Hicks, the grandson of its original owner.

In the early 1970s, investor Jim Donellon purchased land in the area for development. By the mid-1970s, a housing estate called Ashmore Village emerged, featuring sewered land and underground power, with streets named after Aboriginal words. Subsequent estates like Bellevue Park, Timbertops, Paradise River, and Paradise Heights followed. Ashmore was officially named and bounded as a suburb in 1982, experiencing steady growth in the following years.

By the mid-1980s, Ashmore became home to many young families, offering amenities such as TAFE, Ashmore City Shopping Centre, a tavern, schools, and various recreational facilities, including the Gold Coast's first roadside bike paths and a roundabout.

Ashmore Food And Drinks

Madocke Beer Brewing Company, located in the heart of Ashmore, stands as a beacon of Belgian-style brewing excellence. Open to the public on Thursdays (3-9 pm), Fridays, and Saturdays (12-9 pm), and Sundays (12-6 pm), Madocke Beer Brewing Company welcomes beer enthusiasts to try a diverse range of brews, each boasting its own distinct character.

Meanwhile, Ashmore Tavern, a local gem established in 1985, continues to serve as a beloved hub for the community. Offering a myriad of amenities, including a gaming room, sports bar, delectable dining options, and a drive-through bottleshop, the tavern caters to patrons of all ages. Families especially rejoice in the purpose-designed Kids' Area and Saturday Family Night specials, featuring affordable kids' meals and free entertainment.

Ashmore Education

Primary Schools

  • Ashmore
  • Benowa
  • Guardian Angel's - Catholic
  • St Kevin's - Catholic

High Schools

  • Benowa
  • Keebra Park

Private Schools

  • St Hilda's - Anglican girls pre-school to Year 12
  • The Southport School - Anglican boys pre-school to Year 12
  • Trinity - Lutheran
  • Emmanuel - Interdenominational
  • Aquinas - Catholic


Ashmore Sports & Recreation

RACV Royal Pines Golf Course

  • 27-hole golf course offering 3 unique 18-hole combinations. 
  • par 72
  • Home of the Australian Ladies Masters
  • Hosts Australian PGA Championship
  • Wonderful clubhouse and pro shop
  • Website

Gold Coast Indoor Sport

  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Air conditioned with licenced bar
  • Pool table
  • Kiosk
  • Website

PCYC Ashmore Sports & Activities

  • Wide range of sports and activities available here for kids and adults 
  • Before and after school care  as well as vacation care
  • Website

Ashmore Shopping

Ashmore has two fantastic retail precincts - Ashmore Plaza Shopping Centre and Ashmore City Shopping Centre. Both of these centres are ideal for your weekly shopping needs - whether it be groceries, pharmaceuticals or even gifts.

Ashmore is also very close to surrounding places like Benowa Gardens and Southport Park. They are also close to the large retail shopping centres like Pacific and Australia Fair.

Ashmore Medical Facilities

  • Ashmore City Medicare Centre
  • Pindarra Private Hospital
  • Allamanda
  • Pacific and Wesley Private Hospitals

Ashmore Retirement

  • The Domain Retirement Country Club
  • Amity Gardens
  • Ashmore Lodge

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Ashmore Map

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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