OpenStreetMap – Wickham Terrace, 2015

Wickham Terrace is one of the historic streets of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is known as the street of private medical specialists.


Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, 2013

Wickham Terrace commences at the western corner of the intersection of Ann Street and Wharf Street in the Brisbane central business district (27°27′51″S 153°01′44″E / 27.4641°S 153.0288°E / -27.4641; 153.0288 (Wickham Terrace, Brisbane)) and then gradually rises in a winding westerly direction up the slopes of Spring Hill. It then follows the ridge and rises to the north and then to the west, creating the upper boundary of Albert Park. The name Wickham Terrace terminates at the intersection with Gregory Terrace (27°27′39″S 153°01′06″E / 27.46087°S 153.0183°E / -27.46087; 153.0183 (Wickham Terrace, Brisbane)) but the road continues as College Road through into the Normanby Fiveways.[1]


The street in 1863

Land sales occurred on Wickham Terrace in 1856. Because Spring Hill is higher than main Brisbane township, it was attractive for its views and cooling breezes. The better ventilation afforded by the breezes was also believed to create a healthier place to life, due to the prevailing belief in miasma (that disease was spread through bad air). Many prominent citizens built homes in Wickham Terrace and many civic institutions were established here. Rhoda Felgate occupied buildings here with her Twelfth Night Theatre.[2]

Over time, hospitals and medical practices began to dominate the street and, since World War II, Wickham Terrace has been noted for its private medical specialists (similar to Harley Street in London).[3]

Wickham Terrace is named after John Clements Wickham, the police magistrate and Government Resident of the Moreton Bay district.[4]


The Old Windmill and the Infinity Tower skyscraper under construction in 2013
St Alban's Liberal Catholic Church, 2005

Many Brisbane landmarks are located on Wickham Terrace (as numbered, starting from the intersection at Ann and Wharf Streets):


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  2. ^ Radbourne, Jennifer, "Felgate, Rhoda Mary (1901–1990)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 19 September 2023
  3. ^ "Spring Hill". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Harriet's 92 million minutes of fame". Australia Zoo. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ "St Andrew's Lutheran Church, Brisbane". Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Baptist City Tabernacle (entry 600175)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Craigston (entry 600165)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Church of St Alban – Brisbane". Liberal Catholic Church of Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  9. ^ "Theosophical Society Building (entry 600169)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.