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Westcourt is a Cairns suburb with a population of around 5 000 people. The suburb is located in Cairns West and is home to aged care facilities, shops and sporting facilities.
The area was once a dairy farm. The farm was subdivided in 1886 and a new suburb was born.
As residential area, the suburb originally consisted of dwelling houses. However there has been a growth in unit developments in the suburb over recent decades. This has seen an increase in population density.
Westcourt is bordered by Mulgrave Road to the South, Moody creek to the West, Gatton street to the North and Cairns Central swamp to the East.
The suburb is well serviced by public transport and bike paths connecting cyclists to the nearby Cairns CBD.
The entire suburb lies within Division 5 of the Cairns Regional Council local government area.
Westcourt DFO Shopping Centre
DFO is a large shopping centre located in the suburb. With coffee shops, a food court and child’s playground, this shopping centre has become a real community hub.
The centre has undercover parking, which is important during the summer ‘wet season’. For further information visit the DFO Cairns website.
Rugby League and AFL
The suburb is the home to two of the regions premier sporting facilities. Namely the Cairns and District Junior Rugby League and Cazalys, the home of AFL Cairns.
As well as a world-class sporting stadium, Cazaly’s boasts live entertainment, gaming lounge, a restaurant and a children’s entertainment area. Cazalys is promoted as an entertaining venue for whole family.
The post is 4870.
Yes, there is a post office. It is located in the DFO Cairns Shopping Centre.
The traditional owners of the land are the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people.