Rothwell is a coastal residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Rothwell is in the west of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. Saltwater Creek marks the suburb’s southern and western border. Anzac Avenue passes through the south of the suburb.
The suburb’s name is after the president of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Thomas James Rothwell, who in 1921 proposed a memorial drive marked by an avenue of trees to Redcliffe via the upgraded main road known as Anzac Avenue).
Rothwell was officially named as a suburb by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 July 1970.
Rothwell is one of the few areas on the Redcliffe Peninsula prone to minor flooding due to Saltwater Creek. The Rothwell sports oval along McGahey Street is frequently in the local press due to flooding and its relocation has been spectated for several years.