Mount Ommaney, Queensland

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Mount Ommaney
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Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre, 2013
Mount Ommaney is located in Queensland
Mount Ommaney
Mount Ommaney
Coordinates27°32′43″S 152°55′53″E / 27.5453°S 152.9313°E / -27.5453; 152.9313 (Mount Ommaney (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°32′43″S 152°55′53″E / 27.5453°S 152.9313°E / -27.5453; 152.9313 (Mount Ommaney (centre of suburb))
Population2,360 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,026/km2 (2,660/sq mi)
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location15.8 km (10 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Mount Ommaney
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Mount Ommaney:
Pinjarra Hills Jindalee Jindalee
Westlake Mount Ommaney Sinnamon Park
Middle Park Jamboree Heights Jamboree Heights

Mount Ommaney is a south-western riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] The mountain of the same name is located within the locality (27°32′39″S 152°55′44″E / 27.5443°S 152.9290°E / -27.5443; 152.9290 (Mount Ommany (mountain))).[4] In the 2016 census, Mount Ommaney had a population of 2,360 people.[1]


Mount Ommaney is 15.8 kilometres (9.8 mi) by road south-west of the Brisbane CBD.

The Centenary Highway is the eastern boundary of the suburb.[5]

Mount Ommaney is located on the southern side of the Brisbane River (across from Pinjarra Hills) and the majority of the properties are located on the hill itself. A relatively large section of Mount Ommaney is forest that is protected by the Brisbane City Council and will not be developed, this includes the area next to the river that was once a stone quarry. Many of the lots in Mount Ommaney are around or in excess of 1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft). The Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre (27°32′57″S 152°56′20″E / 27.5491°S 152.9390°E / -27.5491; 152.9390 (Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre)) is located on the outskirts of the suburb and is opposite to the Mount Ommaney Hotel.

The mountain is 82 metres (269 ft) above sea level.[5] Homes on the top of the mountain generally have views either to the Brisbane CBD, the suburbs, the countryside on the opposite side of the river or the river itself. These houses tend to be very expensive as spare residential land is rare in Mount Ommaney.

McLeod Country Golf Club (27°33′03″S 152°55′26″E / 27.5509°S 152.924°E / -27.5509; 152.924 (McLeod Country Golf Club)) is in the west of the suburb and has a golf course of 18 holes.[6] Alfresco dining on the verandah is available over looking the course and across to the hill and creek.[6]


The suburb takes its name from the mountain, which in turn takes its name from John Mansell Ommaney, the nephew of Stephen Simpson, Commissioner for Crown Lands in the Moreton Bay District. Simpson had designated his nephew, John Ommaney as his heir. On 11 March 1856 the young man, aged 20, was riding from Wolston House and was thrown from his horse. The horse returned to Wolston House and a search was undertaken. Ommaney was found on the ground insensible and, despite medical attention, died. His body was taken by steamer to be buried in the Church of England cemetery at Paddington.[7][8][9]

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 3000 acres, offered for auction at Centennial Hall, Brisbane, on 16 October 1901.[10] Wolston Estate is the property of M. B. Goggs, whose father obtained the land forty years previously in the 1860s and after whom Goggs Road is named.[11] Only three of the farms sold at the original auction.[12]

In 1879, the local government area of Yeerongpilly Division was created. In 1891, parts of Yeerongpilly Division were excised to create Sherwood Division becoming a Shire in 1903 which contained the area of Wolston Estate. In 1925, the Shire of Sherwood was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.[13]

Mount Ommaney was developed as part of the Hooker Centenary Project in 1959.[14] It and the surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee are known as the Centenary Suburbs (1959 being the Centenary of Queensland).

Mount Ommaney Special School opened on 1 January 1992.[15]

Mount Ommaney Library opened in 1997 with a major refurbishment in 2015.[16]

In the 2016 census, Mount Ommaney had a population of 2,360 people.[1]


Mount Ommaney Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 94 Capitol Drive (27°32′32″S 152°56′31″E / 27.5421°S 152.9419°E / -27.5421; 152.9419 (Mount Ommaney Special School)).[17][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 87 students with 35 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 55 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[19]

There are no regular schools in Mount Ommaney. The nearest primary schools are Jindalee State School to the north in neighbouring Jindalee and Jamboree Heights State School to the south in neighbouring Jamboree Heights. The nearest secondary school is Centenary State High School in Jindalee.[5]


In the 2011 census the population of Mount Ommaney was 2,334, 54.3% female and 45.7% male.

The median age of the Mount Ommaney population was 45 years of age, 8 years above the Australian median.

58% of people living in Mount Ommaney were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, Vietnam 3.4%, Taiwan 3.3%, New Zealand 2.9%, South Africa 2.8%.

68.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 6.4% Mandarin, 4.9% Vietnamese, 4.6% Cantonese, 1.8% Arabic, 1.4% Tamil.


The Brisbane City Council operates a public library in the Mount Ommaney Centre at 171 Dandenong Road (27°32′53″S 152°56′16″E / 27.5481°S 152.9379°E / -27.5481; 152.9379 (Mount Ommaney Library)).[20] The Centenary sub-branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the Mount Ommaney Library.[21]


Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre bus station serves routes to Brisbane City, surrounding Centenary Suburbs and Heathwood.

Brisbane Transport operates 13 routes that serve stops in Mount Ommaney:

Weekday Services
Number Destination Via Origin
103 Inala Darra Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
106 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sherwood Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
453 Queen Street (City) Jindalee, Indooroopilly Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
454 Queen Street (City) Indooroopilly Riverhills West
460 Queen Street (City) Indooroopilly Heathwood
467 Oxley Station Jindalee, Seventeen Mile Rocks Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
Weekday Morning Peak Services
Number Destination Via Origin
P455 Eagle Street (City) Legacy Way, Roma Street Riverhills West
P456 Eagle Street (City) Jindalee, Legacy Way, Roma Street Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre

* Services are one way during each peak with the AM services towards the city and PM peak from the City.

Weekend Services
Number Destination Via Origin
103 Inala Darra Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
450 Queen Street (City) Jindalee, Indooroopilly Riverhills West
460 Queen Street (City) Indooroopilly Heathwood
Weekend Night Services (1am-5am)
Number Destination Via Origin
N449 Spine Street, Sumner Milton, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Riverhills Fortitude Valley


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Ommaney (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. ^ "Mount Ommaney – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41941)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Mount Ommaney – mountain in the City of Brisbane (entry 25331)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ a b "McLeod Golf Club". Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  7. ^ Queensland Index of Deaths, 1856/B9 John Ommanney
  8. ^ "MOUNT OMMANEY". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 1 April 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  9. ^ "STEAM POSTAL COMMUNICATION". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. NSW: National Library of Australia. 26 March 1856. p. 2. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Plan of the Wolston Estate". 1901. hdl:10462/deriv/252490. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. ^ "SALE OF WOLSTON ESTATE". The Brisbane Courier. LVIII (13, 651). Queensland, Australia. 12 October 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF". The Queenslander. LXI (1353). Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1901. p. 780. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Town To Be Built". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 November 1961.
  15. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  16. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  17. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Mount Ommaney Special School". Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Mount Ommaney Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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