Moggill suburb profile

One of Brisbane’s older suburbs Moggill was named from a derivation of the Aboriginal word “Magil” meaning water dragon. A long time farming area,   Moggill has seen considerable development in recent years but some farms still exist and the suburb has maintained its semi rural quality particularly in the outer areas.

In 1877 farmer Henry Stanley introduced the Moggill Ferry service, later operated by Ipswich and Brisbane councils and after council amalgamation in 1925 by Brisbane City Council. Nowadays the service is privately owned and provides easy access to the Ipswich Motorway and the CBD of Ipswich.

Being a close neighbour of Bellbowrie the suburb shares many facilities including the Bellbowrie Plaza Shopping Centre and nearby, parks, sports facilities, swimming pool and skate park. A popular destination for locals is Booker Park – the perfect spot for picnics and BBQ’s with plenty of shelter, children’s play equipment and an adjoining Dog Park to satisfy the entire family.

Moggill Primary School is close at hand with secondary school students attending schools in Kenmore, Indooroopilly or Ipswich. Don’t miss the Farmers-style Market run by the Moggill State School P&C in the school grounds on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month from 7am to midday.

A regular bus service connects to the city and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with extra services provided to cover the rush hour commute. Moggill is about 18km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 57% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, 33% are couples without children and 8% are single parent families.

Housing styles vary with beautiful classic Queensland homes as well as more modern brick and tile houses.  There are still a large number of acreage properties suitable for horse enthusiasts many of which have access to the river.