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Brisbane City, Queensland
Mt Petrie Rd Park 2018.jpg
Mount Petrie Road Park, 2018
Mackenzie is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 2,094 (2016 census)
 • Density 635/km2 (1,640/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4156
Area 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 16.1 km (10 mi) SE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)
State electorate(s) Mansfield
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Mackenzie:
Carindale Belmont Burbank
Mansfield Mackenzie Burbank
Wishart Rochedale Burbank

Mackenzie is a south-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mackenzie had a population of 2,094 people.


The area is partially covered by undeveloped bushland. Mount Petrie is located in Mackenzie.


Mount Petrie State School opened on 31 March 1955. Mount Gravatt Special School opened on 17 May 1971. On 21 September 2012 the two schools were amalgamated into Mackenzie State Primary and Special School.


There are two churches, one school, Mount Petrie State School and a single petrol station located in Mackenzie. A number of residential estates with hundreds of new houses have been built in this suburb in the last decade. This is a suburb containing no large or small shopping centres. There has been a recent addition of a fitness station near the park.


It takes 20–25 minutes to drive the 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the Brisbane CBD via the South East Freeway (off-peak). Neighbouring suburbs include Belmont, Carindale, Mansfield, Rochedale, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wishart, Burbank and Chandler. Major roads such as Mount Gravatt - Capalaba Road and Gateway Motorway run through Mackenzie.

Mt Gravatt Bus services around Mackenzie, buses can access to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Garden City and City.

On the day of the 2011 census, 11.5% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 70.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).


In the 2011 census the population of Mackenzie was 1,844: 50.5% female and 49.5% male.

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

71.4% of people living in Mackenzie were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 3.1%, South Africa 2.8%, Sri Lanka 1.5%, Hong Kong 1.1%. 79.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.6% Cantonese, 2.3% Greek, 1.4% Sinhalese, 1.3% Afrikaans, 1% Serbian.


Mackenzie State Primary School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 26 Vivaldi Place (27°32′42″S 153°07′21″E / 27.5451°S 153.1225°E / -27.5451; 153.1225 (Mackenzie State Primary School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 134 students with 11 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

Mackenzie State Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 26 Vivaldi Place (27°32′42″S 153°07′21″E / 27.5451°S 153.1225°E / -27.5451; 153.1225 (Mackenzie State Special School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 115 students with 36 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).

There is no mainstream secondary school in Mackenzie. The nearest government secondary school is Mansfield State High School in neighbouring Mansfield to the west.

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