kids encyclopedia robot

Mount Ommaney, Queensland facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Mount Ommaney
Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre.JPG
Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre, 2013
Mount Ommaney is located in Queensland
Mount Ommaney
Mount Ommaney
Location in Queensland
Population 2,360 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,026/km2 (2,660/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4074
Area 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 15.8 km (10 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)
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. 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))). In the 2016 census, Mount Ommaney had a population of 2,360 people.


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.

Mount Ommaney was developed as part of the Centenary Project in 1959. It and the surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee are known as the Centenary Suburbs.


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 1000 square metres. The Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre is located on the outskirts of the suburb and is opposite to the Mount Ommaney Hotel. Homes on the top of the hill generally have great 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.

Mount Ommaney has one golf course/country club that offers dining overlooking the course and across to the hill and creek.McLeod Country Golf Club has a course of 18 holes. Alfresco dining on the verandah is available at McLeod.


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.


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)). 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).

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.


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
kids search engine
Mount Ommaney, Queensland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.