Mount Gravatt is the name of both a major suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and a prominent hill in this suburb. The suburb is situated in the south-east of the city and was one of Brisbane’s largest. This was before it was divided into Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Mount Gravatt South; the last being changed to Wishart in the early 1990s.
Mt Gravatt is named after Lieutenant George Gravatt who was the commander of the Moreton Bay Settlement for two months in 1839, before being transferred to India where he died in 1843.
Between 1953 and 1969 electric trams connected the suburb with Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD), running along Logan Road. Since then public transport has been provided by buses operated by Brisbane Transport.
The people of greater Mount Gravatt are represented by the State parliamentary seats of Mansfield and Mount Gravatt and the federal seats of Bonner, Griffith and Moreton. The changing socio-economic conditions of the area have made the seats conducive, at least federally, to the Liberal-National Coalition Government.
The Mt Gravatt Showgrounds are an important centre for cultural and community activities and the site of the annual Mt Gravatt Show, an agricultural fair. The grounds are positioned on Logan Road, opposite the mega-church, Garden City Christian Church.