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Wacol QLD


Postcode: 4076

Wacol, Queensland is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city. According to the 2001 census, a total of 4851 people lived within the boundaries of Wacol. The suburb is located on the east bank of the Brisbane River, 17 km south-west of the Brisbane central business district, on the Brisbane-Ipswich railway line.

The Ipswich Motorway which crosses the suburb and is about to undergo a major upgrade. The Logan Motorway connects to the Ipswich Motorway in the south of the suburb.

Wacol is home for jail inmates at the Sir David Longland Correctional Centre, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre “10-17 year olds” and the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre. There is a significant industrial park located here as well.

The suburb played host to the American military during World War II, who constructed Camp Columbia in 1942; after the war, control of the facility was transferred to the Australian government who used it primarily as a “holding centre” for post-war refugees.

Wacol is a settlement situated in Queensland, Australia. Wacol is 926 km from the Australian capital Canberra. Nearby places include Brookfield, Corinda, Darra, Goodna, Moggill, Oxley, Pullen Vale, Redbank, Riverview, Rocklea, Saint Lucia, Tennyson, Wolston.

Nearby landmarks include Bundamba Lagoon, Captain Cook Bridge, Daly’s Lagoon, Lake Manchester, Spring Mountain, Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge.