Mt Ommaney is about 2.3 square kilometres in size, and almost 8.9% of its total area is covered by six parks. It is situated on the southern portion of the Brisbane river (across from Pinjarra Hills).
Mt Ommaney Centre in Dandenong Road features more than 170 stores. Its major tenants include:
- Big W
- Kmart Australia
- Target Australia
- JB Hi-Fi
Other tenants include discount stores, banks and other financial services, fashion and accessories, electronics, medical clinics, cafes and restaurants, hair and beauty, and supermarkets for fresh produce.
The dining options are varied, including fast food, Japanese, Vietnamese and more.
Mt Ommaney Centre also has a public library and a bus station that serves various suburbs.
Entertainment and Recreation
On the west is McLeod Country Club, which has a golf course with 18 holes. You can dine on the verandah, which faces the course and across the hill and creek.
Mt Ommaney has several parks, including Lorikeet Park, which has barbeque facilities, picnic area/shelter and playground. It is also home to a cultural heritage site, the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Garden.
Another park, Mt Ommaney Bushland Reserve, located adjacent to the Brisbane River and the mouth of the Mt Ommaney Creek. The entrance is at Summit Place, a short side street. It is great for taking a stroll, walking your dog or jogging. There is plenty of bird activity, both for avid bird watchers and keen nature photographers.
Travel and Accommodations
The Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments is conveniently located right across the Mt Ommaney Centre and just a short distance to a variety of shopping centres, golf courses, sporting clubs and parklands.
It offers short- and long-term accommodation to business travellers as well as regular guests.
There is one school in the suburb – Mt Ommaney Special School, a special primary and secondary school for boys and girls, located on 94 Capitol Drive.
Regular schools can be found in the nearby suburbs of Jindalee and Jamboree Heights.
There is a public library in the Mt Ommaney Centre at 171 Dandenong Road, run by the Brisbane City Council.
The suburb is well served by public buses. From the Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, there are buses that go to Brisbane City, the nearby Centenary Suburbs and Heathwood.
- Weekday Services – 103, 106, 453, 454, 460, 467
- Weekday Peak Services – P455, P456
- Weekend Services – 103, 450, 460
- Weekend Night Services (1 am to 5 am) – N449
Mt Ommaney has plenty of amenities, but it’s no trouble going to the city as it just a short drive or bus ride away.
Living in Mt Ommaney
Most of the homes are built on the hill itself, giving residents a gorgeous view either of the CBD, the suburbs, the countryside on the other side of the river, or the river itself. These homes on the hill are often on the expensive side because spare residential lot is hard to find in Mt Ommaney.
The people who live there are mostly older couples and families, established couples and families, and older independent people.
Everything you will ever need is in Mt. Ommaney, but it’s only a short drive away if you want to venture into the city.