Currajong, a residential suburb, is 4 km south-west of central Townsville.

'Currajong' was the name of a house in Stagpole Street, West End, owned by Edward Hunt. In about 1888 he planted Currajong trees in the grounds. The house became better known after 1945 when it was remodelled as the Mater Hospital by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy.

A postwar working-class suburb adjoining Garbutt, Currajong also has its share of industrial sites. Its State school (in Gulliver, just over the southern boundary) was opened in 1954, and the Catholic primary was opened two years before. When several Catholic primary schools were closed in 1987 the Currajong site was kept for the amalgamated campuses.

Currajong's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
19863485
19962924
20012685
20062610
20112628
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