Ascot is a well established suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, characterised by largeQueenslander homes. Ascot is 7 kilometres (4 mi) from Brisbane's city centre. Ascot is perhaps locally best known for its beautiful old homes, the picturesque poinciana tree lined shopping area of Racecourse Road, and for the Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses popular for racing carnivals. Over a third of the suburb is taken up by Doomben and its related outer buildings, Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses.
The population in Ascot was 4,545 in 2001. The 2006 census recorded 5,330 residents and in 2011 the number decreased to 5,165. Decades ago Ascot was mostly private homes, now it is a diverse neighbourhood. Of the total 2,492 private residences, 946 are homes and 955 apartments.