| Distance To Brisbane CBD:50 KM
Jimboomba is a growing town.
About 50km south of Brisbane
Affordable suburb popular with families and couples
The original spelling was Gimboomba, named after a sheep and
livestock station based where the township is today, stretching some
distance north, east and south to neighbouring areas. Gimboomba is a
Gugingin word (the First Australian peoples of the area, of Yugambeh
country) meaning place of loud thunder and little rain. A culture
trail celebrating First Australian culture is based at a local
primary school bearing the name 'Loud Thunder' paying respect to its
Jimboomba Provisional School opened on 12 May 1890, becoming
Jimboomba State School on 1 June 1900.
Jimboomba was serviced by the Beaudesert railway line that was
established to service the abattoir in Beaudesert. The line was
closed in 1995 and then reopened and operated as a tourist service
as far as Logan Village by railway enthusiasts from 1999 until
mid-2004. Funds were harder to raise and depleted quickly for the
line so it was closed permanently.
Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Jimboomba became part of Logan
City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.
Jimboomba is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47
kilometres (29 mi) south of Brisbane central business district. The
eastern and western parts of Jimboomba are divided by the Logan
River; the only bridge within the locality is Payne Bridge on Cusack
Lane. There is a low-level older bridge immediately to the north of
Payne Bridge but this cannot be used by vehicular traffic.
The Queensland government's current plan is that Jimboomba will
become a major residential area. The Flagstone housing estate at
Jimboomba sometimes gets confused with the townships of Flagstone
Creek and Upper Flagstone which are decades-old towns in the Lockyer
Cattle grazing, dairy farming and hobby farms are the historical
industries. However, Jimboomba now has a growing industrial area
that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water
supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape
It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural
fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, a
State Emergency Services depot, domestic shopping, hotel, and
There are five schools in Jimboomba:
Jimboomba State School, a government
primary school (P-6), located on the
Mount Lindesday Highway
Flagstone State School, a government
primary school (P-6), located on
Flagstone State Community College, a
government secondary school (7-12),
located at corner of Homestead and
Emmaus College, a private primary and
secondary school (P-12), located at 48
Hills International School, a private
primary and secondary school (P-12),
located at Johanna Street
Jimboomba's Flagstone housing estate is expected to expand west
over the railway line into Undullah and north into South Maclean,
New Beith and Greenbank. This is known as the Greater Flagstone
development area. The total area encompassed by the project is 7,188
hectares. Final approval for the project was granted in October
2011. The expected population for this housing area is to exceed
120,000 people. A new office and shopping precinct is planned to be
built next to the railway line in Undullah next to the proposed
Undullah railway station.
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area,
including the Jimboomba Thunder, the rugby league club that plays
home games at Jimboomba Park. There are large numbers of horses kept
on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for
competition. Jimboomba is home to the Jimboomba X Stadium,
Jimboomba's own extreme sports outdoor venue. Holding events such
events as 2014 QLD Supercross Championship, 2015 QLD Stadium X
Series & two rounds of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship,
Jimboomba X Stadium is located at Hills International College
grounds. The opening round of the 2016 Australian Supercross
Championship is set to be held at the Jimboomba X Stadium on
In popular culture
In Civilization: Beyond Earth, "Jimboomba" is the default name
for the second colony established by the Polystralian faction.
Located about one hour's drive from Brisbane on the Mt
Lindsay Highway, Jimboomba is home to about 6500 people.
The township is very affordable and, as such, has attracted
a large number of families and couples to the area.
Its growing popularity has seen extensive residential and
commercial developments over recent years -- new housing
estates, along with commercial and retail precincts have
The main housing type in the area is single-detached
dwellings. There is a mix of architectural styles including
traditional and renovated Queenslanders and Colonials, as
well as brick-and-tile houses.
There are several primary and secondary schools in the area
with TAFE campuses located at Browns Plains and Beaudesert.
There is a shopping centre located in Jimboomba as well as a
number of major supermarkets.
In their spare time residents like to make use of Jimboomba
and Glenlogan parks as well as access to the Logan River.
The main tourist attractions in Jimboomba include Mt
Lindesay, Mt Warning and Mt Tamborine.