Logan Road, Brisbane

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Logan Road
Logan Road, Greenslopes, with Brisbane CBD.jpg
View along Logan Road at Greenslopes
General information
Type Road
Length 16 km (9.9 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 30 (Underwood to Pacific Motorway)
  • State Route 95 (Woolloongabba to Underwood)
Major junctions
North end Wellington Road (State Route 95), Woolloongabba
South end Fitzgerald Avenue (State Route 30), Springwood
Major suburbs Greenslopes, Holland Park, Mount Gravatt, Underwood

Logan Road, allocated state routes 95 and 30, is a major road in Brisbane, Queensland. It runs 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Springwood in Logan City to Woolloongabba in Brisbane, with most of the route signed as state route 95. The route was formerly the main route to the Gold Coast from Brisbane, until the South East Freeway (now Pacific Motorway) was built.

The road runs close to The Gabba and Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mount Gravatt, past Westfield Garden City and the Upper Mount Gravatt busway station. Logan Road provides the quickest access to Mount Gravatt from the south, as well as being the main access road for the Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre. At the road's southern extent it is crossed by both the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway. At Underwood Kingston Road splits off to become a major road into central Logan City.


Logan Road at Mount Gravatt Central.

William Slack, a local cattle grazier, took his stock along a possible Aboriginal track which became known to the locals as Slacks Track.[1] Later the track became a road and then highway.

The route takes its name from Captain Patrick Logan, one of the founders of the Moreton Bay convict settlement. Its route is similar to that of the Pacific Motorway and can be accessed directly via exit numbers 20 and 14 as well as by the Gateway Motorway.

The first electric trams travelled along the road in 1897.[2] Between 1953 and 1969, electric trams ran along Logan Road between Woolloongabba and Mount Gravatt.

At the northern end of Logan Road is the Woolloongabba Fiveways. This intersection was one of the busiest in the city, requiring a policeman to coordinate rail and road traffic.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, Beryl (1991). Stories of the Southside. Archerfield, Queensland: Aussie Books. p. 47. ISBN 0-947336-01-X. 
  2. ^ J.E.Morwood (28 February 1970). "History Of Electric Tramways In Brisbane". Brisbane Tramway Museum Society. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Local history: Woolloongabba". State Library of Queensland. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Logan Road, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°30′18.44″S 153°02′54.36″E / 27.5051222°S 153.0484333°E / -27.5051222; 153.0484333