Kippa-Ring is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is at the center of the Redcliffe Peninsula, approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Designated as the commercial, retail & financial centre for the Redcliffe region, Kippa-Ring houses the bulk of the commercial and retail sectors on the peninsula including the largest shopping centres.
The suburb’s name is a combination of the Kabi indigenous word “kippa”, meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to a bora ring.
Old maps referred to this bora ring as a place of reference, and long before Kippa-Ring became an official suburb, it was given to the area. Notably, the swampy land in the north of the suburb was referred to as the ‘Kippering Swamp’ or ‘Kippering Flats’ – later to become a part of the canal development of Newport.
Until the 1950s and 1960s, Kippa-Ring was largely undeveloped, with most of the land being used for farming or small scale commercial use. In the 1960s and 1970s many areas were developed as residential and the suburb was created officially in 1971.
Kippa-Ring State School was opened on 25 January 1960