Jindalee, Queensland

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Jindalee Boat Ramp, 2010
Jindalee is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°32′04″S 152°56′12″E / 27.5345°S 152.9366°E / -27.5345; 152.9366Coordinates: 27°32′04″S 152°56′12″E / 27.5345°S 152.9366°E / -27.5345; 152.9366
Population5,320 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,716/km2 (4,440/sq mi)
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location15.2 km (9 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Mount Ommaney
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Jindalee:
Kenmore Kenmore Fig Tree Pocket
Pinjarra Hills Jindalee Sinnamon Park
Mount Ommaney Mount Ommaney Sinnamon Park

Jindalee is a south-western residential suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Jindalee had a population of 5,320 people.[1]


Jindalee is 15.2 km (9 mi) by road south-west of the Brisbane CBD, and is a part of the Centenary suburbs. It is bordered by the Brisbane River to the north.

The Centenary Motorway enters the suburb from the north (Kenmore), crossing the river on the Centenary Bridge (27°31′40″S 152°56′49″E / 27.5278°S 152.9470°E / -27.5278; 152.9470), and forms the south-eastern boundary of the suburb before exiting on the south-east corner of the suburb into Mount Ommaney / Sinnamon Park.[4]

The older part of the suburb is to the west of the motorway and is predominantly residential in character with individual houses. The Jindalee Golf Course is immediately west of the motorway (27°32′11″S 152°56′39″E / 27.5363°S 152.9441°E / -27.5363; 152.9441 (Jindalee Golf Course)). To the east of the motorway are two large retail centres, separated by Sinnamon Road (27°31′58″S 152°56′52″E / 27.5327°S 152.9479°E / -27.5327; 152.9479 (Retail precinct, Jindalee)). Also to the east of the motorway is a more recent townhouse estate between the retail precinct and the river (27°31′48″S 152°56′54″E / 27.5299°S 152.9483°E / -27.5299; 152.9483 (Townhouse estate, Jindalee)).[4]

The north-western boundary with the river has a riverside park with boat ramp (27°31′47″S 152°55′43″E / 27.5296°S 152.9287°E / -27.5296; 152.9287 (Jindalee Boat Ramp)) provided by the Brisbane City Council.[4][5]


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.[6]

In 1879, the local government area of Yeerongpilly Division was created. In 1891, parts of Yeerongpilly Division were excised to create Sherwood Division, which contained the area of Wolston Estate.

A small portion of Jindalee comes from the Wolston Estate, consisting of fifty-four farms on an area of three thousand acres, 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.

In 1925, the Shire of Sherwood was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.[9]

The Aboriginal meaning for Jindalee is "bare hills". Jindalee was the first of a series of suburbs originally called the "Centenary" suburbs, as planning for them commenced in 1959, the year of Queensland's centenary.

Prior to development, the area had been largely used for grazing and dairy farming; however, it was developed as part of the Hooker Centenary Project, beginning in 1960.[10] The 8th Australian Scout Jamboree was held in the southwestern corner of Jindalee, which was subdivided and became Jamboree Heights, a suburb in its own right.[citation needed]

Jindalee State School opened on 24 January 1966.[11]

The 1974 floods caused extensive damage to Jindalee, including inundation of many houses, as well as severe damage to the Centenary Bridge. A gravel barge rammed into the upstream side, blocking the floodwaters and raising real fears that the bridge would collapse. The barge was partly sunk using explosives to reduce pressure on the bridge. When the floodwater receded, the barge was refloated and beached downstream to be cut up for scrap. The damage sustained by the bridge required its partial closure for repairs. For two years after the floods, the bridge was reduced to a single lane. The bridge was duplicated in 1980, providing two lanes each way.[citation needed]

Brisbane River in flood at Jindalee at the Centenary Bridge, 2011

In 1987 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Darra opened a pre-school in Jindalee, renaming the school Darra-Jindalee Catholic School. In 2003 the facility in Jindalee closed and on 14 July 2008 the school returned to the name of the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School operating only at Darra.[11]

Centenary State High School opened in January 1999.[11]

The 2011 floods badly affected the suburb.[12][13][14]

In the 2016 census, Jindalee had a population of 5,320 people.[1]


Jindalee State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 114 Burrendah Road (27°31′47″S 152°56′06″E / 27.5298°S 152.9349°E / -27.5298; 152.9349 (Jindalee State School)).[15][16] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 820 students with 65 teachers (54 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[17] It includes a special education program.[15]

Centenary State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 1 Moolanda Street (27°32′19″S 152°56′25″E / 27.5386°S 152.9403°E / -27.5386; 152.9403 (Centenary State High School)).[15][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,484 students with 119 teachers (113 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[17] It includes a special education program.[15]


Jindalee is accessible via the Centenary Highway. Some bus routes service the suburb, namely:

  • 450 - City - Riverhills : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekends) (BT)[19]
  • 453 - City - Mount Ommaney : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Jindalee (Weekdays) (BT)[20]
  • 456 - City - Mount Ommaney : Rocket via Milton, Western Freeway and Jindalee (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)[21]
  • 457 - City - Riverhills : City Precincts via Coronation Drive, Western Freeway, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)[22]
  • 458 - City - Mount Ommaney : City Precincts via Coronation Drive, Western Freeway and Jindalee. (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Jindalee (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. ^ "Jindalee – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41946)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Boating facilities in Queensland listed by district and local government area". Maritime Safety Queensland. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Plan of the Wolston Estate". 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. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Town To Be Built", The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1961. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  11. ^ a b c 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. ^ "Havoc as flood peak hits Brisbane". ABC News. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Brisbane floods: Before and after". ABC News. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  14. ^ Calligeros, Marissa (13 January 2011). "Brisbane flood victims to confront the destruction". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  15. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Jindalee State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Centenary State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Route 450 timetable". Translink.
  20. ^ "Route 453 timetable". Translink.
  21. ^ "Route P456 timetable". Translink.
  22. ^ "Route P457 timetable". Translink.
  23. ^ "Route P458 timetable". Translink.

External links[edit]

  • "Jindalee". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.