Carindale is a residential suburb of Brisbane, 10 km south-east of the CBD. It is on Cleveland Road and Bulimba Creek, and bounded to the east by the Gateway Motorway.
The Carindale area was originally part of Belmont Shire and the suburb of Belmont. The Carindale housing estate (its name derived from the adjoining suburb of Carina) was placed on the market in 1976, and four years later the suburb was formally named. Its primary schools date from rural times, Belmont State primary school (1876) on Cleveland Road and Carina State primary (1917) in the extreme north-west corner of the suburb.
Bulimba Creek flows generally south to north through Carindale and is adjoined by extensive open space. About half of this area is occupied by the Pacific Golf Club.
Carindale's best known location is a super-regional drive-in shopping centre on its western boundary. Opened in 1979 it grew by stages to have two department stores, two discount department stores, two supermarkets, 270 other shops, cinemas, a hotel and a library. It also has a bus interchange and a City Council office. The suburb's first development phase (1970s-80s) occurred around the shopping centre, westward to Bulimba Creek and to Scrub Road north of the golf course. The new suburb grew rapidly, and upon crossing Scrub Road the new suburb absorbed part of Belmont as far as the Gateway Motorway. About half the area across Scrub Road was undeveloped (2008).
Carindale's census populations have been: