8.1 out of 10

Durack

Ranked 165th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5885564237759 152.990561706469
Great for
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Dec 05, 2016

"Lovely Area"

I have lived in Durack 3 years, rented then purchased a home near the Glenala school. Having lived in a number of suburbs across Brisbane I can honestly say Durack is one of the better, no suburb is perfect but Durack is definately far from imperfect. Love it here.
Pros
  • 15km to city
  • Excellent value for money
  • High quality, established houses
Cons
  • Stigma
  • Although near Inala no problems in Durack. No crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Durack- An undiscovered gem and has everthing going for it!"

I have lived in Durack for five years. It is growing in leaps and bounds. Lovely neighborhood, near shops Forest Lake, Richlands & Oxley Blunder Road markets. Friendly neighbors and peace all year round. No flooding! Bunnings, Harvey Norman 2km away. Downside no cafes nearby except 4km at Corinda.
Pros
  • Great parks, clean and friendly area
  • 15km to city
  • Cheap area
  • Doesn't flood
  • Excellent value for money
  • High quality, established houses
Cons
  • Although near Inala no problems in Durack. No crime
  • Stigma
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A perfect family home"

We really love living in Durack. It is a peaceful suburb with lovely parks for our kids and established trees lining the streets. It is situated near many major highways, so we have the advantage of being within easy reach of the Brisbane and Ipswich CBDs and major shopping centres, without ever having to hear traffic noise. We are also close to bus and train services which directly service the Brisbane CBD. The schools are within easy reach and provide an excellent education, and tertiary facilities like USQ and TAFE are within only a few kilometres. We are surrounded by young families and lovely neighbours, and we can't imagine living anywhere else.
Pros
  • Excellent value for money
  • High quality, established houses
  • 15km to city
  • Cheap area
  • Doesn't flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Durack is a hidden Gem"

Durack is becomming more like Oxley eveery day. I was told about Inala and was a bit concerned, but I've been here for 2 years and never had any issues with the suburb. My neighbours have been here for 18 years and never had a burglar scare ( how many suburbs can say that. We have a City bus 2 min walk from here, that arrives in the Mall in 30 min and runs all night on weekend ( no need for cabs) The only downside is there is no trainlines in Durack
We have some great shops close by and with Woolworths Richlands open now, the groceries are high quality at good prices. There is an awesome butcher P and N Butchers, near Aldi that is the best I've been to. and the prices and variety are great
There must be lots of people that have seen this, as there is heaps of development happening around here.The schools here have have lots of money spent on them, to do them up. Only a matter of time, before Westfield or someone buys Inala shopping centre and does it up
Close to the city, but prices that are normally 50 km from the city
This suburb is great fro Familys - big blocks and if you look hard enough, you can get a pool for the kids
Pros
  • 15km to city
  • Cheap area
  • Doesn't flood
Cons
  • Stigma
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Newcomers to Durack"

My partner and I bought a house in Durack last year. Durack is an affordable area while still remaining reletively close to the city.
We have had no problems whatsoever living in Durack. All of our neighbours are very friendly and all keep an eye out for each other.
There is all the shops you need including a fantastic butcher and a very cheap fruit and veg shop.
Yes it might be next to Inala but its also next to Oxley, Inala has some fabulous Vietnamese restaurants where my partner and I often go and under $20 feeds the both of us, so don't be put off by the Inala stigma.
You won't be disappointed if you buy in Durack.
Pros
  • Doesn't flood
  • Cheap area
  • 15km to city
Cons
  • Stigma
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Durack is up and coming"

Durack is only located 15 kms from the CBD and is developing rapidly. It wins the most improved award as the area is being revitalized with construction of brand new homes for families and investors looking for an affordable solution.
2/5
2yrs+

"its next to Inala..say no more."

ITs a cheap suburb. Lots of rental houses that arent well maintained. I lived there some years and there was plenty of spillover from Inala...stolen car chases ending in my cul de sac with Police sirens blaring, hoons, kids from the nearby school trashing houses for no reason, break ins, loud parties, and the noise from the Speedway on fri nights......good fun.

the local Supermarket at the Civic centre is dirty and grubby. the suburb is full of bogans so be preapred to hear your neighbours using foul langauge all the time.

On the plus side, if you pick a really really good street, its a fine place to live. Thats the key.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The BEST suburb in Brisbane to live - Conveniently positioned, safe & friendly neighborhood."

Durack is about 14km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 63% of households in this area are comprised of couples with children, and 29% are couples without children. Stand alone houses account for over 96% of dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for a further 2%. Durack is only lightly populated and there have been considerable areas developed recently for housing.There are plenty of great dining options in and around Durack. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Durack

Coomaroo St

3.5/5
"Coomaroo St is right next to a new estate"
-27.58358 152.98242

Glenala Rd

3.5/5
"This Street Has History"
-27.5870828313 152.9760473691

King Ave

4/5
"Country quiet in the suburbs"
-27.59309 152.99571

Breeza St

4.5/5
"Breeza St. Durack"
-27.58781 152.9832

Min Min Ct

4.5/5
"Excellent for young families"
-27.59258 152.98403