Doolandella Suburb Profile

Doolandella Suburb Profile


Doolandella was declared as an official suburb in 1976.The name Doolandella, or Dulandella as expressed by Aboriginal Australians, is a Yuggera Yugarabul word referring to the Geebung tree, a broad leaved shrub with yellow fruit which grows in the area.

Located just 15 kilometres South of Brisbane, Doolandella is a suburb that is relatively close to the Brisbane CBD with a low-price tag. There are very few suburbs left where you can buy a property on a good-sized block of land this close to the city for under $500K. Access to Brisbane is relatively simple with access to Ipswich Road, which then leads directly into the city. The suburb is positioned well to access all parts of Brisbane and the South East Queensland Region with access to the Logan Motorway taking you to the Airport, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast with relative ease and speed.
Doolandella will be in high demand in the next 5 years. It’s a suburb where you can still purchase a very big home relatively close to the city for under $500,000 and receive strong returns. It’s not about how it looks now, it’s all about how it will look in the future and this is one of the few suburbs that is affordable with good sized blocks of land. This is a suburb that is going to increase in value over the next 5 years as land gets harder to source this close to Brisbane. New developments affecting this suburb are in Pallara and Richlands where block sizes are getting down to 300 m2.
Access to Brisbane is relatively simple with access to Ipswich Road, which then leads directly into the city. The suburb is positioned well to access all parts of Brisbane and the South East Queensland Region with access to the Logan Motorway taking you to the Airport, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast with relative ease and speed.
In the 2011 census, Doolandella recorded a population of 3,105 people, 49% female and 51% male.
The median age of the Doolandella population was 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian median.
55.6% of people living in Doolandella were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 11.9%, New Zealand 5.6%, India 2.9%, England 2.1%, Fiji 1.7%.
There are no schools within the suburb. However, there are primary schools in the neighbouring suburbs of Inala, Durack, Pallara, and Forest Lake and secondary schools in Durack and Forest Lake.