About Ferny Grove

The Queensland state electorate of Ferny Grove is located to the North-West of Brisbane and was created in 1992.

The electorate is a mix of the leafy Moreton Bay Regional Council Hills District, outer suburban Brisbane City Council suburbs and the wide expanses of the semi-rural Samford region. It is home to more than thirty-two thousand electors mainly concentrated in the South-East suburban pocket. To the West and North-West lie the forested expanses of the D'Aguilar ranges which include the National Park areas of Mount Nebo, Mount Glorious and Cedar Creek.

In 1955 the Dayboro Railway Line was closed at the Ferny Grove station. Today the Ferny Grove Railway Station has a duplicated track and a major bus terminal along with around 1,000 car spaces as it needs to service a catchment area of close to 200 square kilometres.

From the late 19th century through until WWII the greater Samford region was host to major timber operations and dairy farming. Today the area is largely acreage homes and hobby farms.

The major suburban region of the electorate was developed over several phases from the 1970s in Arana Hills and Ferny Hills with the major home-building area today confined largely to Upper Kedron. 

Mark Furner MP won the seat of Ferny Grove from the LNP at the 2015 State Election with a swing in excess of 10%.

A map of the electorate can be found here.