Postcode: 4075 | Distance to CBD: 11 km
Welcome to Oxley
Oxley has lots of lovely old Queenslander homes on large blocks of land, as well as more compact modern houses and units. The suburb was named after the famous explorer Lieutenant John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley who in 1823 'discovered' and named the Brisbane River.
Among Oxley's features are the Oxley Golf Club in Boundary Road, the Queensland Police Academy, a railway station and school. Its close proximity to the Rocklea Markets and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre also add to its popularity.
With the Brisbane River marking one boundary of Oxley and Oxley Creek marking another, residents can enjoy lots of lovely water views or activities. There are bike and walking tracks and plenty of parks and outdoor activities on offer.
Oxley motorists have several options for getting to the CBD. Oxley Road takes them over the Walter Taylor Bridge to Moggill Road, they can jump onto the Ipswich Motorway, or zip down Seventeen Mile Rocks Road and join the Centenary Highway. Not sure which route to take? Check our traffic cams for a bird's eye view of the roads.
Oxley is about 11km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 55% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, 18% are single parent families and 24% are couples without children. Stand alone houses account for over 91% of dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for a further 7%. Oxley is quiet and leafy with plenty of green space. The area has many different housing styles, from older weatherboard through to modern brick and tile homes. There are some lovely, leafy streets and part of the suburb borders the Brisbane River.
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- Eating and drinking
- There are plenty of dining options around Oxley. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.
- Oxley Shopping Centre is on the corner Oxley Station Road and Cook Street – you’ll find all your day-to-day needs here.
- If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here.
- Check out this section for things to do in your spare time. There's sport, leisure activities, local events and more.
Joanne says: Oxley is my favourite suburb because I feel it is the best of both worlds. Plenty of older residents who become surrogate grandparents for many children, and many new young families, regenerating the area. We are close to the city, major shopping centres, public transport - the works! Yet far enough away so we aren't a part of the hustle and bustle!! We love Oxley.