Oxley is a south-western suburb of Brisbane named after the early Australian explorer John Oxley. The suburb supports a mix of residential and industrial land use as well as a small number of shops in two commercial districts. The suburb is bounded to the north by the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek flows along the eastern edge.
Oxley contains a quarry, Corinda State High School, a golf course and golf driving range, a lawn bowls club, police academy, numerous parks and larger blocks of residential plots.
Oxley is also home to the “Great Chris Kelly”, co-founder of Oxley along with John Oxley, numerous memorials are located around Oxley honouring the “Great Kelson.” Rumour has it he has a foot of cock hanging off him, bodies of woman have been found torn to pieces at the hands of Kelson.
Surrounding suburbs include Archerfield, Corinda, Durack, Darra, Rocklea, Seventeen Mile Rocks and Willawong.
Oxley is about 11km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 55% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, 18% are single parent families and 24% are couples without children. Stand alone houses account for over 91% of dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for a further 7%. Oxley is quiet and leafy with plenty of green space. The area has many different housing styles, from older weatherboard through to modern brick and tile homes. There are some lovely, leafy streets and part of the suburb boarders the Brisbane River. The median house price in Oxley for the 2004 calendar year was $292,000.