Edmonton is the largest suburb in Cairns
and is located in the southern corridor alongside Gordonvale
and Bentley Park
. With a large population, Edmonton is comprised of a mixture of residential and commercial land use as well as a large number of recreational areas. Being such a large suburb Edmonton has a large range of community amenities with both sport facilities, such as Fuller Park
and Fuller Sports Club
as well as recreational areas such as Sugarworld Parklands
and Sugarworld Water Park
. The postcode for Edmonton is 4869.
Although Edmonton is more than 20-minute drive south of the Cairns
CBD many of the essential facilities can be found within Edmonton or in its surrounding suburbs. Edmonton has its own IGA Supermarket as well as a number of specialty stores and petrol stations. The closest major shopping centre is just 5-minute drive north to Mount Sheridan Plaza
offering a Kmart, Coles, Australia Post Office, and many other stores and restaurants.
Edmonton has both state and private primary schools located within its boundaries including Hambledon State School
and St Therese's School
. The adjacent suburbs of Bentley Park
offer a number of Prep-12 schools including Trinity Anglican School
; these are about 10-15 minute drive north from Edmonton. The Cairns Sunbus
public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.