Jamboree Heights, Queensland

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Jamboree Park in Guide Street, 2009
Jamboree Heights is located in Queensland
Jamboree Heights
Jamboree Heights
Coordinates27°33′17″S 152°55′58″E / 27.5547°S 152.9327°E / -27.5547; 152.9327Coordinates: 27°33′17″S 152°55′58″E / 27.5547°S 152.9327°E / -27.5547; 152.9327
Population3,093 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,580/km2 (6,680/sq mi)
Area1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location16.2 km (10 mi) SW of Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Mount Ommaney
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Jamboree Heights:
Mount Ommaney Mount Ommaney Sinnamon Park
Middle Park Jamboree Heights Sinnamon Park
Sumner Sumner Darra

Jamboree Heights is a south-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Jamboree Heights had a population of 3,093 people.[1]


Jamboree Heights is 16.2 km (10.1 mi) by road south west of the Brisbane CBD.

Jamboree Heights is bounded to the east by the Centenary Motorway, to the south by Sumners Road, to the west by Estate Road and Beanland Street, to the north-west by Lofts Road and Dandenong Road and to the north by the Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre.[4]

The land use of the suburb is predominantly residential. There is a small shopping centre in Guide Street (27°33′29″S 152°55′58″E / 27.5581°S 152.932686°E / -27.5581; 152.932686 (Shopping centre, Jamboree Heights)).[4]


Wolston Estate was the property of M. B. Goggs, whose father obtained the land forty years previously in the 1860s and after whom Goggs Road is named.[5]

In 1879, the local government area of Yeerongpilly Division was created. In 1891, parts of Yeerongpilly Division were excised to create Sherwood Division.[6]

The western part of the original land holdings that became the Centenary Suburbs were part of the Wolston Estate, consisting of 54 farms on an area of 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), offered for auction at Centennial Hall, Brisbane, on 16 October 1901.[7] Only three of the farms sold at the original auction.[8]

In 1903 the Sherwood Division became the Shire of Sherwood which contained the Wolston Estate. In 1925, the Shire of Sherwood was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.[6]

Jamboree Heights was part of the Hooker 'Centenary Project' to develop land which commenced in 1959.[9] The suburb of Jamboree Heights was named by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 July 1969. The name reflects the hosting of the 8th Australian Scout Jamboree in December 1967 and January 1968.[3][10]

Jamboree Heights State School opened on 29 January 1974.[11]

In the 2011 census, Jamboree Heights had a population of 3,057 people.[12]

In the 2016 census, Jamboree Heights had a population of 3,093 people.[1]


As part of the Centenary suburbs, it offers excellent facilities such as a recently renovated large shopping centre, Fire Station, Police Station and numerous schools.


Jamboree Heights State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 35 Beanland Street (27°33′17″S 152°55′44″E / 27.5548°S 152.9289°E / -27.5548; 152.9289 (Jamboree Heights State School)).[13][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 819 students with 61 teachers (50 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13][16]

There is no secondary school in Jamboree Heights. The nearest secondary school is Centenary State High School in Jindalee.[4]


There are multiple bus services going to and from Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre Bus Exchange to the city and other locations including:

  • 454 (Riverhills, Mount Ommaney Bus Exchange, Indooroopilly, Toowong, City)
  • 460 (Heathwood, Forest Lake, Mt Ommaney, Indooroopilly, City)
  • 453 (Mt Ommaney, Jindalee, Indooroopilly, City)
  • 106 (Mount Ommaney, Sinnamon Park, Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer, Indooroopilly)

There is also a S703 run which is open to the public, but is mainly used by school students heading to Kenmore State High School.

Defence Force Cadets[edit]

There is an Australian Naval Cadet Training Ship (TS Vengeance) located on Moolanda Street, close to the Centenary State High School.

Emergency Services[edit]

A Police Beat is located at 31 Lanena St and can be phoned on (07) 3376 8092

A Fire Station is located at 238 Arrabri Ave and can be phoned on (07) 3279 0536

An Ambulance Station is located on Westcombe St and can be contacted on (07) 3895 3911


In the 2011 census, Jamboree Heights recorded a population of 3,057 people, 49.4% female and 50.6% male.

The median age of the Jamboree Heights population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

95.3% of people living in Jamboree Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.7%, England 3.7%, Vietnam 3%, South Africa 2%, China 1.9%.

92% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4% Vietnamese, 2.8% Cantonese, 2.1% Mandarin, 1% Arabic, 0.8% Gujarati.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Jamboree Heights (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Jamboree Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Jamboree Heights – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41940)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. ^ "SALE OF WOLSTON ESTATE". The Brisbane Courier. Vol. LVIII, no. 13, 651. Queensland, Australia. 12 October 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ a b Fones, Ralph (1 January 2020). "Suburban conservatism in the Sherwood Shire 1891-1920". UQ eSpace. Archived from the original on 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Plan of the Wolston Estate". State Library of Queensland. 1901. hdl:10462/deriv/252490. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF". The Queenslander. Vol. LXI, no. 1353. Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1901. p. 780. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Town To Be Built", The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1961. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Scouts head for Brisbane jamboree". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 28 December 1967. p. 7. Retrieved 31 March 2020 – via Trove.
  11. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jamboree Heights (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Jamboree Heights State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Jamboree Heights SS – Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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