Stratford
Stratford is an inner suburb of Cairns located 7km north of the Cairns CBD. Stratford borders the northern edge of Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, the southern edge of the Barron River and neighbouring suburbs include Aeroglen, Freshwater, Brinsmead and Machans Beach. The postcode for Stratford is 4870.

Stratford consists of a residential and industrial mix, with the two distinct areas divided by the Stratford Connection Road. The industrial zone is positioned on the northern side of the Stratford Connection Road featuring the Magazine Reserve and Jonsson’s Farm Market, and elevated residential areas to the south bordering Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.

Stratford's central location means that is very close to many facilities in the area with just 5-minute drive to the nearest string of convenience stores in Freshwater including a butcher, newsagent, deli and cafè along with a number of takeaway restaurants and a local pub. Stratford is also just 10-minute drive to either Redlynch Shopping Centre, where you can find a Coles, Woolworths, Brumby’s Bakery and many other stores, or Cairns Central Shopping Centre in the heart of the CBD which offers many larger department stores such as Myer, Kmart and Target.

Although there are no schools located in the suburb of Stratford, a range of Primary and Secondary schools can be found in the surrounding suburbs, with Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Primary and Freshwater State Primary School within 5-minute drive as well as St Andrew's Catholic College (Prep-12) just 10-minutes away. The Cairns Sunbus public transport service operates several stops throughout the suburb.