Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland

Seventeen Mile Rocks is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River.


Seventeen Mile Rocks is named after a collection of rocks that marked a distance of 17 miles (27 km) from the mouth of the Brisbane River. These rocks were largely removed to widen the river and allow access for marine vessels to further reaches of the river.

A portion of Seventeen Mile Rocks comes from the Wolston Estate, consisting of 54 farms on an area of 3000 acres, offered for auction at Centennial Hall, Brisbane, on 16 October 1901. [8][9] Wolston Estate is the property of M. B. Goggs, whose father obtained the land forty years previously in the 1860s and after whom Goggs Road is named. [10]Only three of the farms sold at the original auction.[11]

The suburb was previously an industrial one; but in recent years new housing estates have been developed greatly increasing the residential population. The major estate is Edenbrooke, while the newest is Verandah. The major road through the suburb is Seventeen Mile Rocks Road which links the suburb to Jindalee and the Western Freeway at the western end and Oxley at the eastern end.

A drive-in movie theatre[3] also existed in the suburb, but was removed in the late 1980s to create another housing estate. Several of the new estates also feature walking tracks and lakes.


Rocks Riverside Park is located in Seventeen Mile Rocks. It is one of Brisbane's largest riverside parks. It features walking and cycling tracks, a basketball court, a flying fox, a climbing web as well as picnic facilities and playing fields.[4]

Seventeen Mile Rocks includes three Christian churches; the iSee Church, the 17 Mile Church and the Riverlife Baptist Church (previously the Kenmore Baptist Church on Kenmore Road, Kenmore).


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Seventeen Mile Rocks (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Jamboree Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "History - 17 Mile Rocks Drive in theatre". Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Rocks Riverside Park". via the Wayback Machine. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2012.

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