Situated on the Northside of Brisbane 24 km north of the CBD, Kallangur was once a major staging post for Cobb & Co coaches on their way to the Gympie goldfield. During both World Wars, its residents made significant contributions to various campaigns and this is recognised by Kallangur’s various memorial sites. Since then it has transformed into a moderate density residential dormitory suburb of Brisbane in response to growing population pressures and has about 6 primary and high schools.
Kallangur is well serviced with regular buses to Brisbane and surrounding suburbs and is part of the State Rail Transport upgrade linking Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill and Petrie to reduce road traffic pressures. In 2011, 19,000 people were living in Kallangur, 755 of whom were born in Australia, New Zealand or England and spoke only English at home.