Mount Gravatt pertains to a suburb in Brisbane and a well-known hill in the same suburb. Located 9 km south-east of the CBD, it was once the one of the largest suburbs in Brisbane, before being divided into smaller suburbs – greater Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wishart.
Being in close proximity to the CBD makes this suburb attractive to residents from all walks of life. The homes are an assorted mix of modern and post-war designs. It is populated mostly by elderly couples and maturing couples with children.
There are great city views from the top of the mountain and the surrounding forest is a delight to bushwalkers and hikers alike. It is not lacking in shopping options with various shops and weekend markets open to both locals and tourists.
Aside from retail, the suburb is also home to various industries, the biggest of which are healthcare and social assistance, and education and training.
The suburbs surrounding Mount Gravatt are Holland Park West, Holland Park, Mansfield, Nathan, Mount Gravatt East, Macgregor, Robertson, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wishart.
Leisure and Shopping
People who love the outdoors will find delight in Mt. Gravatt Outlook Reserve. It offers bushwalking tracks, picnic areas and playground for the children. You will also find Gertrude Petty Place, Mt. Gravatt Summit Outlook, which is accessible via Shire Road, as well as a large cave complex found on a walking trail on the southern slope of the mountain.
The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds is the favourite site of many cultural activities, including weekend markets and the annual agricultural fair, the Mount Gravatt Show.
There are also many shops and shopping centres located in the suburb including Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, Homemaker City Mount Gravatt, Central Fair Shopping Centre, Mt. Gravatt Homemaker Centre, Myer and Mt. Gravatt Plaza.
- Population: 3,238 (2011 Census)
- Median age: 36 years old
- Average household size: 2.8
Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Mount Gravatt
- Elderly couples and families
- Elderly singles
- Maturing couples with children
- Independent youth
- Established families with children
Top 5 Occupations of Residents
- Clerical and administrative workers
- Technicians and trades workers
- Community and personal service workers
- Griffith University
- St. Agnes Catholic Primary School
- St. Catherine’s School
- Mount Gravatt State High School
Brisbane Transport and a local bus operator, Mount Gravatt Bus Service, provide bus services to and from the suburb. There is a bus service from Mount Gravatt Central to the terminal at Griffith University via the South East Busway.