Mt Ommaney: A Suburb Where Your Dream of a Home on a Hill Comes True

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A south-western riverside suburb located 15.8 km from the Brisbane CBD, Mt Ommaney is one of several suburbs dubbed as Centenary Suburbs. Its eastern boundary is the (M5) Centenary Highway, a 43-km motorway in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

A large area is forest that is protected by the Brisbane City Council. These areas include the portion next to the river that was a stone quarry in the past.

Demographics

Total Population: 2360 (2016 Census)

  • Median Household Income ($/weekly): $2125
  • Median Age of Persons: 45
  • Average Household Size: 2.9

Property Statistics

  • Dwelling Type – Separate house: 87.9%
  • Homes fully owned: 51%
  • Being purchased through home loan mortgage – 36.9%
  • Rented – 11.2%
  • House median sale price – $899,000 (as of Dec 2020)
  • Unit median sale price – $647,500 (as of Dec 2020)
  • Median rent per week (House) – $650 (as of Dec 2020)

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).

Shopping

Mt Ommaney Centre in Dandenong Road features more than 170 stores. Its major tenants include:

Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre

  • Big W
  • Coles
  • Kmart Australia
  • Target Australia
  • Woolworths
  • Aldi
  • 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.

Schools

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.

Transportation

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.