7.7 out of 10

Goodna

Ranked 188th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6085746813299 152.89516645621
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  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 16, 2017

"Misrepresented"

Goodna is a wonderful suburb to live in. I have been here a few years now and never once had a bad encounter on anything. The neighborhood is decent, friendly and supportive. The town center has everything you can think of. The negative comments by some are more of a hype than fact. But it does lack the bigger more modern play areas/parks.
Pros
  • Food Paradise
  • Boat ramps
  • Golf Course
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Schools
  • Security
Cons
  • Bigger modern play areas/parks for Children
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Diamond in the rough"

We moved from Aspley to give Goodna a go....at first I wasn't keen but we have been here for 3 years now and are just about to purchase a home here. This suburb has changed a lot especially after the 2011 floods, a lot of people left and not to sound offensive to any one but I reckon they were the more undesirables of the community. We have had a few incidents where our vehicles were broken into but this type of act seems to happen much less frequent and will hopefully totally disappear. A lot of more professional type people are moving in we are lucky to be in the new subdivision of Cunningham Rise with great views of the Brisbane CBD and a cool windy breeze blowing up the rise. Goodna reminds me of a few suburbs back home in Auckland which for along time were undesirable but now with the influx on Good families and professional people we can't even afford to buy a home in these places now. What changes a suburb from undesirable to desirable is when the families living there buy there homes instead of renting that is when a suburb becomes a community of people that care about each other and the homes they own, just my thoughts.
Pros
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Schools
  • Location
Cons
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
  • Nightlife
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Surburb"

Goodna is a great place, nice schools, a lot of young people, nice healthy suburb, Best place i've been
Pros
  • Transport
  • Schools
  • Location
Recommended for
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb at an affordable Price!"

Goodna is a great location with a variety of shops and parks within less than a 10minute drive. It has the train station centrally located making it an easy ride into the city for work. We have been here for 5 years, renovated a dump into our little castle, have great neighbours and not much to complain about. Biggest complaint would be that we live on a busy street... wasn't quite like this 5 years ago - probably time we planted some tall hedges along our front fence. Night life is not that important to us as we little ones but I'm not sure how this would be much different to most suburbs. However on the upside we have never been broken into or had any issues with safety or crime.
Pros
  • Budget
  • Transport
  • Schools
  • Location
  • Security
Cons
  • although woolies is new and renovated,..local shopping centre could do with a facelift
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not a good suburb for the young"

I am 22 and i have lived in goodna for 8 years. I don't recommend goodna for young people as there is pretty much nothing to do here. Some crime around. There aren't many young people living here. I would not recommend goodna for raising kids from 4-17. From personal experience i wish i didn't live here as a kid. The good part of goodna is that it has good shops and many more shops in the surrounding suburbs with only 5 minute travel with car. It has 4 banks in one location. There is a great car wash right next to Mcdonalds.
Pros
  • Budget
  • Schools
Cons
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
  • Nightlife
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Great place!"

1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Somewhat dissapointing..."

Unfortunately I have lived in goodna for almost 1 year now and have had many incidents right out front of my house, yes there are good and bad parts to all places but I think I have moved into the worst part of goodna. It is most definately not a great place. I do believe that the newer estates around goodna are much cleaner and safer, however, a 2 minute walk from these areas and its back to the slums. The schooling options are not great either unless you go private.
Pros
  • Transport
  • Budget
Cons
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
Goodstone
Goodstone Clearly this person has never lived in Goodna but for some reason decided to post this untrue graffiti on the website. (Notice also they haven’t reviewed any other suburbs and it’s a shame that their review is not helpful or factual.)

Example two star’s for childcare but there are seven childcare centres in the suburb, many new and modern. If there were no childcare centres would it be given five stars?

A vibrant growing suburb with lots of younger families. Many great schools that perform very well and are superior to others as well as on Naplan tests. Just yesterday I was out walking and bumped into one of my neighbours walking their dog and being able to have a friendly talk. Nice to be out walking and having no worries.

I have never had any issues with crime in the over ten years of living here.

Like Greatgoodna say’s a ‘Great suburb. Come and visit, stay to live and enjoy.’
Goodna is a great multi-cultural place that welcomes everyone.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Fantastic place! Great for young families and couples."

Goodna is a fantastic place to live, work or invest. A rich history dating back to 1856 it is a major financial and medical hub having not only a major shopping centre but also a great local train station. It has five major banks (Commonwealth, ANZ, NAB, Suncorp and Bank of QLD), four real-estate agencies, nice selection of restaurants, a wide array of government offices/services, heaps of other services, as well as the Goodna Community Health Services Centre which services the neighbouring suburbs.

A wonderful multi-cultural area, every year it runs the Goodna Jacaranda Festival when the Jacaranda trees are flowering. Many of the old established Jacaranda, Hoop Pine, Poinciana and Mango trees are in excess of 100 years old.

Neighbours say hello to each other on the street and it is a warm and friendly area. Being a hub it is nicely located with additional easy access to not only the Ipswich but also Logan motorways. This together with the local train means one can access most parts of Brisbane and the Gold Coast conveniently.

It has been designated by the Queensland Government in the SEQ Plan as 1) A Major Activity Centre 2) Transport Oriented Development Centre and 3) an Economic Activity Centre. Now it has been approved to build up to 12 stories over the shopping centre which ensures that ongoing quality development will happen in the area.

On the other side of the train line to the north is the Brisbane river adding to the serene feel of the area. Goodna Boat Ramp is one of the only boat ramps on the Brisbane river. Not far away is the Goodna Aquatic Centre, great for swimming with the little ones!

A great place especially for younger families, there are five schools and seven childcare centres with a multitude of parks and electric BBQ facilities. No problem with fast internet cable and adsl facilities which can be a problem in other estates. Also has three different retirement villages so great also for retirees.

Great place with a bright future and I love living here!
Pros
  • Location
  • Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Suntour
Suntour Nice review!
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Great suburb. Come and visit, stay to live and enjoy."

Goodna is a great suburb, living here I see things that bring out the best in people. Friendly people around you. Shopping centre just around the corner with all things that you need. From banks, a nice coffee club, great medical facilities to tasty eating at the local Coffee Club or Irish Heart.

Gym just around the corner and the special fireworks of the Jacaranda Festival every year. Great local schools and the serenity of sitting beside the river on a warm afternoon. Wonderful multicultural feel and great value. Convenient with the local train station and new developments happening all the time. Magical Jacaranda and Poinciana trees. Come and visit, stay to live!
Pros
  • Huge range of banks
  • Serenity of the riverside, Jacarandas and Poinciana trees.
  • Multicultural feel
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Schools
  • Security
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Goodna goodness!"

Let's hope the snobs don't move into this multicultural and diverse neighbourhood. I actually say hello to my neighbour and acknowledge his existence each day...
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Suntour
Suntour Definitely! Nice comments, I do say hello to my neighbour. It is the great people here that help make it great!
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Great place to live!"

I love living in Goodna. Really nice for the family and my kids love playing in the local parks. The Jacaranda festival is really good each year and the train and shopping centre are both really convenient.

Just yesterday was down at the Goodna War Memorial (Diggers Rest) in Queen St. It was made back in 1921. Amazing how many other suburbs don't have their own for Anzac Day or even how many suburbs in Brisbane/Ipswich didn't even exist back then.

A nice multicultural feel makes me one to be here for a long time. Can't wait until October for the next Goodna Jacaranda Festival.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent value for money living....."

I have lived and worked in and around this suburb for many years. The suburb has all amenities and is an excellent choice for first home buyers and families looking for excellent value for money homes. Perfect for better than average rental returns. Only minutes drive to the 3 storey Redbank Plaza shopping centre & cinemas. Walking distance to the local train station and shops. Approximately 25 klms to Brisbane City and less than 15 klms to Ipswich City Centre.
Jason Lamborne
Ray White Goodna/Redbank Plains
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Wonderful area to live in!"

Wonderful area to live in. All the facilities that you could need at your frontdoor. A substantial local shopping centre where it is easy to find parking. Five banks. A newly opened cosmopolitan “Coffee Club” –Café-Bar-Restaurant, it seems that everyone is wakening up to the rich multi-cultural atmosphere..... with a great local train station and cable broadband for all.

Come visit, work and live!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"fast growing area- great place to live"

I at times do bag Goodna but i do like living here. If only i could weed out the few people that give our suburb a bad name that would be great. Does anyone even know that Goodna is only like a 4 minute drive away from Brookwater that is a very upmarket suburb selling million dollar homes? Goodna is close to everything. We are nearly halfway between Ipswich and Brisbane. So we dont have that inner city living expense. Goodna and the greater springfield area will soon be a township like Cairns or Townsville. The population is growing rapidly and so is the development of our area in regards to shops, schools, transport, roads and other facilities. I think it would be a great place to start your life out if you are a young family that does not have the budget to live close to the city or in a more up market area. So many of the people know eachother so it still has that small country town vibe as well.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Everything you need"

I moved to Goodna roughly two years ago from the Western suburbs of Brisbane, purely because of the house prices. Since moving there, I have experienced less crime, and find almost everything I need within a close distance.

I have never had any security issues, and find that the suburb is quieter than most at night, with very few teenagers actually out and about. I once had to walk home with my sister from the train station at 5AM and there was no one on the streets.

The recent floods have cause some positive changes in Goodna, such as the refurbishment of older buildings and shops, and once the process has been complete, Goodna will be a brand-new suburb.

Some of the best things about living in Goodna is how close it is to Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast, something not many other suburbs can boast. The public transport is exceptional, and the local shops have most day to day needs, with Redbank Plains shopping centre, Spingfield Orion and Mount Ommany shopping centre a short drive away.

Goodna is a ten minute drive from the Western suburbs of Brisbane thanks to the motorway upgrades, and when that extra ten minute drive saves you roughly 50-100K on a mortgage, you'll be thankful you live in Goodna.

I personally will never say a bad word about the suburb of Goodna.
Pros
  • Transport
  • Security
  • Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"A suburb you realise isnt that bad!"

We've been here going on two years now. We're a young family of three who moved over from Sunnybank. Initially i came kicking and screaming because I'd never heard anything good about the area and it always seemed so far from civilization. Yes, small minded as this was, i can admit that I had that inner city snob like attitude since i grew up in the inner city suburbs. I followed my partner who assured me that if i ended up that unhappy about it, that we'd move into Milton where we'd originally had planned for.
Well, as much as I bag the area it has been surprisingly good. We live in the Cunningham Rise estate and we are lucky enough to have the loveliest of neighbours. In two years we have only heard two disturbances, both of which were two singled out drunk guys leaving the estate from a party, but nothing overly dramatic. Our area is lovely and quiet and with the warmer weather hitting, strolling over to Goodna St Ives shopping centre or even Redbank(since the opening of Smiths Road access to the plaza is super easy) is quite pleasant.
We were lucky not to be affected by the floods and though there was great loss, some good has come from it. There was plenty of help to get things up and running. All the places open now are brand new and the area was in need of an uplift. Like any other suburb there are those few that give the suburb a bad name, I've witnessed a fair few ferals but in balance to that, I've also met some lovely friendly locals that make me appreciate the area more. My partner says it reminds him of Townsville!
In regards to transport, the trains are now fantastic since the changes from June, but not much can be said about buses, as they're quite unpredictable at times. Express from Goodna to City/Milton 20mins or so. Stop at all stations takes about an hour. But getting by with your car is just as easy! Easy access to literally everywhere.10mins to Mount Ommaney, 10mins to Springfield, 2mins to Redbank Plaza. 15mins to Jindalee. Thank god for the Ipswich Motorway upgrade! I have warmed to the area and we've decided to put our son into a local school that we've heard some good things about plus we do want to get to know more local families. Great family sized homes on a budget. We could never afford this same size home for the price we pay in rent. We've never had security issues because we have some great neighbours and everyone makes a point of keeping an eye out. Don't be afraid to get to know your neighbours, you won't know what they're like unless you make the effort too.
Hopefully others can share similar insight. I mean if I'd had a bad encounter with someone, I'd probably write differently, but thankfully i haven't.
Pros
  • Location
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Schools
  • Security
  • Plenty of takeaway restuarants Pizza Hut/Red Rooster/HJ's and Maccas....you name it, its all in this one suburb
  • Multiculturalism. Definately a positive! Everyone is friendly!
Cons
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
  • It took AGES for the roads to get fixed after the floods!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Happy to be back in Goodna"

This is our second round of living in Goodna, We rented here while our house was built in Springfield Lakes. After 5 years there we found it too big and busy and snobby so sold up and found our new house here. Its on a quiet street near bushland and close to everything. Like any where else it has its share of crime and ferals.. We've been back for 3 years now and will probably stay until we get too old. the neighlours are great but not in your back pocket all the time, although happy to help out if needed. People say hello when they pass you on the street. Traffic wise once the roadworks are finished it will be wonderful, beats travelling in that bottleneck on the gateway everyday. There are plenty of takeaways if you want to eat out and a few new restaurants are popping up. Nightlife is pretty average but we are working class so off to bed early for most. There is a cinema at Redbank Plains only 5 mins away and excellent shopping 10 mins away in all directions, we're certainly spoilt for choice.
Pros
  • Location
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Schools
  • Security
Cons
  • Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great first home"

Goodna is about25 kms from the Brisbane city. It takes around 35 mins max to reach Central Station in the morning as the trians are express. Ipswich motorway upgrade is excellent as driving doesn't take much time and there are 4 lanes on the motorway. You can get a good size home at low price. Things are changing in Goodna specially after the floods as new establishments are comming up. Shopping is very convenient as it is close to Mt Ommaney and Redbank Plaza. Only disadvantage I see is there are not much recreational activities. time will change all this as new people move in the area. You just need to open your mind and see goodna as what it is now rather than how it was in the past. This place has improved a lot in the last 5 years . I love my locality and neighbours. I see loads of professionals living in the area around me. There are people who still live like bogans but lately I have seen families settling in the area.

Overall it is good suburb if you want to step into housing market and live in a good area.
Pros
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Schools
Cons
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Messy Area"

I have live in goodna for 2 years now and cant wait to get out. Neighbourly spirit was proven during the floods, however, there are too many atrocious people mixed in with the good ones. Goodna noticably has a high amount of unemployed citizens, it has its own centrelink which may be advantageous to these people. Nite life is poor and eating out options are terrible. There are plenty of junk food options which seem to populate these poorer areas. The town does have a coffee club. Redbank Plaza isnt the nicest shopping centre but you can always find a park. It has a Kmart and Target which is handy. St Ives has a Woolworths and GREAT fruit shop. the fruit shop always has cheap specials and good quality fruit. I dont have kids so i cant comment on the schools, but there are plenty of options including a private school. There are a couple of GP's in goodna but the waiting times are bad, I prefer to go to Springfield. Traffic is a little meesy around the motorway while they are fixing it. Hopefully it will be better when they are finished.
Generally the place is dirty. the majority of people dont maintain there yards minus a few pockets. The general environment feels unsafe and my wife wont go walking after sunset. I have come from the Sunshine Coast and lived in Taringa, Indooroopilly, Toowoomba, Canberra. Unfortunitly I have to say goodna is the worst suburb I have seen and find it shamefull there are places like this in Australia. But It remains a option if you want to live in cheap good sized family home with transport to the city (though I wouldnt raise my kids here).
Pros
  • Transport
  • Budget
  • Schools
Cons
  • Dirty
  • Nightlife
  • Crime
  • It took AGES for the roads to get fixed after the floods!
  • Lack of great dining restuarants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
Triki82
Triki82 I think the coffee club is the only place decent to eat around here. We always drive to Jindalee/Indooroopilly to dine out unfortunately, so yes Goodna needs to step it up in the way of dining because there is a high amount of Junk food outlets at our disposal. You're definately right about the fruit shop as we shop there regularly and its open quite early so we miss the crowds and get in early. I can see why you have this view most definately because when i drive out of our estate i see exactly what you mean to an extent.NIghtlife sucks, dirty in some areas, roads did take forever,dining sux but not sure if i agree about the crime thing. Each to their own though, i could be way off i just haven't witnessed it.
2yrs+
Goodstone
Goodstone To some people the cup is half full, and to others the cup is always half empty. As a resident who has lived here for over 10 years it is a great suburb. Is the suburb a little messy at the moment? Yes because it is having a ‘roadside cleanup’ the first since 2007 so there is more rubbish on the pavement at the moment that is being removed.

Funny how people say they have lived in lots of suburbs but don’t write reviews on them, does that mean they are a more transient person who is unlikely to be settled anywhere?

I have never had an issue with safety here. Restaurants, many suburbs have no restaurants at all, including quite a number of the neighbouring ones. Another couple of restaurants are the Irish Heart and also Red Rock. GP’s are great, when you want one you make an appointment and most times I get straight in.

From one wise man:
“Happiness comes from small improvements, not by getting somewhere once and for all. Being able to add on one room to your house is what makes you happy, not living in a palace.” –Warren Buffett
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A location for saving your pennies"

I have lived in Goodna going on 5 years now and my partner and I have worked in both the local Goodna Shopping centre (St Ives) and at Redbank Plaza. On the end of the street we live in, it's not too bad, but there are always issues with crime around the area and without a guard dog, there are a few times where we would've been broken in to or vandalised, when our neighbours have.

It's a great area for people wanting a good sized house on a budget, and aren't too concerned about nightlife or accessibility to leisure activities. Most things require travel, which if you are close to the train station is ok, yet the Ipswich buses can be unpredictable at times (although they are lifting their game of late).

The shopping centres are suffering since the floods and the morale of the people in the area is suffering as a result, most things you need are accessible though as there are a few supermarkets around the area.
Pros
  • Budget
  • Schools
Cons
  • Crime
  • Nightlife
  • Transport
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"It is coming along but ..."

it is not one of Queensland's premier suburbs. Not sure why I have to be the one to tell it the way it is. Perhaps these suburb rankings need to have categories: best low-income suburb, best rural, best regional, best inner-city etc
Goodstone
Goodstone Again it is unfortunate that this person has clearly never visited the area. Simply they have marked one star for everything. Hmmmm..... again one star for transport when it has a train station and bus network. It is a shame that their review is not helpful or factual. Appears to be jealous of the area.
2yrs+
KylieM
KylieM How can you rate low for community spirit? Were you there after the floods? There are numerous childcare centres and schools, as well as food outlets, so your ratings there are completely false. It has it's own small shopping centre, with RBPs a three minute drive away, so false again. There is a TRAIN station and numerous buses that depart from there daily, so once again, you seem to have been misinformed. I have also found Goodna to be very quiet and safe, although this is obviously an opinion, and not as concrete as the other things I have mentioned.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Avoid!!!"

I live on the far side of Ipswich and think that the city of Ipswich is one of the best places in Australia to live but Goodna is an extremely dangerous suburb. Drugs, domestic violence, burglaries and racial intolerance in the suburb are rife. The ONLY decent school anywhere near Goodna is the Peter Claver private school! There is limited public transport and I know for a FACT that the bus drivers on the runs through Goodna tend to be the dregs of the company-most of them I'd rather walk than catch the bus they drive- it is far safer. Plus the prison is extremely close, do you really want to be raising your children in a suburb with such a stigma attached, near major industrial estates and in the shadow of a prison?
Goodstone
Goodstone With comments like these I can see that it is likely that this person is the same as ‘Sponge’. Perhaps this person is jealous of the area, I see it highly unlikely that a person would be working here making these types of comments.

Of note I see that the person has not actually reviewed any other suburbs and yet is focussed on posting the most negative one and defamatory one that they could. Again appears to be a troubled person. I ask why they have not actually mentioned the suburb name of where they live or actually posted a review on where they do. Perhaps this speaks volume on the credibility of this review.

If this person lives on the far side of Ipswich they would be living close to the Borallon Correctional Centre which is on the far side of Ipswich.

Perhaps the next thing the person would be stating is that every suburb has a jail in it. Goodna certainly does not and is not an unsafe area. I feel very comfortable walking on a daily basis in the suburb.

Also I see that this person has given only two stars for transport. Goodna has a train station and a regular bus service. Perhaps he would have given it five stars if it simply had no public transport.

There are many great schools and in the case of a couple of them there are many people who travel from outside the area to come to the school.

Put simply this person has no idea about this great suburb!
2yrs+
cazofoz
cazofoz I live next door to Goodna, in RBP, and neither are my *favourite* places. But neither are they the worst places to live! Every place has it's good and bad sides, but I'd not really consider Tam's review as he/she does not live here (and it doesn't sound like they have ever lived in Goodna??) So, stick to rating suburbs you do, or HAVE lived in Tamk... instead of downrating a place you merely drive through on the way to Brissy eh?

Public transport is GREAT in Goodna, and the bus drivers in Goodna are no different than bus drivers anywhere else.. simply people trying to earn a living. Your 'facts' don't really add up IMO.
2yrs+
krystel
krystel wtf is with these stupid comments from TamK. I have lived in Goodna all my life and the only people that can bag Goodna are the locals. If you have never lived here then why put comments on here about the suburb. I go for walks everyday with my daughter and feel safe. In regards to the comment on drugs, domestic violence, burglaries and racial intolerance well you will get that no matter where you live and i have to say i dont really see any of those negative things happening much in Goodna these days. At the moment i am more worried about litter in the suburb and adequate roads and traffic safety. Not all the other stuff mentioned. I cant really comment on the bus services or the bus drivers as i dont need to travel by bus anywhere. And you obviously know nothing about the schools in Goodna. Try St Francis Xavier that has been around for 100 years and i attended there and it was a great school and still is, then there is Westside Christian College and Goodna State school. Not to mention all the other great schools we now have in surrounding suburbs sharing the same postcode as us here in Goodna. You obviously also dont know where prisons are situated as well, it is in Wacol and i dont see why living near a prison should affect your life. Now i am being honest with my comments and i have to say at times i dont like going into the shops at Goodna but have to say they are not as bad as Riverlink at Ipswich. I have seen more disturbing things there than at Goodna. I am quite happy to say i live in Goodna and i am now raising my daughter here with my husband. I think TamK needs to get themselves a more educated opinion before bagging a suburb they dont even live in.
2yrs+
KylieM
KylieM If you don't live there, how can you judge? You are just using stereotypes, and incorrect ones at that. I can point to almost every statement you made and have arguements against it.
2yrs+
ChristineMaafuC
ChristineMaafuC You obviously have never visited the Prision of Wacol (BCC), which i have and the staff and security are wonderful people and helpful and never make you feel unsafe or uncomfortable and go out of their way to help with children visiting(and wouldn't you feel safer with all the extra security and police always in the area?) then there's the RSPCA center across the road. I think in terms of public transport its often the way the commuters treat the drivers that bring out the worse in them. Goodna has a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds which helps make this place interesting and always something to talk about with anyone you meet. I have found everything withen reasonable distance and practicle. Try spending a couple of years or more in 'bad' areas between Caboolture and Morayfield where theres something always happening everyday involving the police then move back to Goodna- then I'm sure you will change your tune...
Feb 16, 2016
forGoodna
forGoodna Disagree with 'TamK'. You obviously no nothing about Goodna and your comments are deliberately vicious. For starters Peter Claver college is not in Goodna but in Riverview. In Goodna there are 3 great schools, Francis Xavier, WCC and State School and more great schools within proximity. Several state of the art child care centers. Proof of that is I have kids of my own who attend school and daycare. Its heart warming watching my kids interact with children of diverse backgrounds. Goodna is certainly a place for young families providing the convenience of family and work.
You obviously don't take the bus and your comment about drivers being the dregs of the company is so wrong because bus drivers have a great responsibility in transporting passengers and it does confirm that Goodna has great transportation including train and bus. Which far side of Ipswich are you from? Is your partner a bus driver? Wacol prison is at least 6km from Goodna, but there's nothing wrong with that. Your comments should be based on facts which you don't have any.
Jul 15, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of the highest crime rates in queensland"

Goodna is a multicultural area. There is plenty of fast food available. The town is located on the railway tracks, giving easy access to Brisbane.There have been multiple stabbings in Goodna over the last decade and many drug raids. The price of property is reasonable and is in a growing area.
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Goodstone
Goodstone Obviously has never lived, worked or been to the area. It certainly does not have a high crime rate and stabbings/drug raids. I would consider this a purely fictious and malicious statement.

The Goodna Police station is in Church St has been there for many, many years and is responsible for many suburbs. Not long ago this police station was responsible for a wide area including Redbank, Goodna, Gailes, Camira, Carole Park, Riverview, Springfield and New Chum.

Car insurance premiums are actually substantially lower when compared with other areas such as Forest Lake and other Brisbane South West region suburbs. A good way to save money, and I have never had an issue in many years of living here.

I note that the author has not reviewed a suburb where they are actually living or working.
2yrs+
KylieM
KylieM I have found that Goodna had a comparatively low crime rate, to be honest. I've never heard about any stabbings or drug raids. I used to live in the Western suburbs where drugs raids are quite frequent, and it is considered a wealthy area.
2yrs+
Cro-Xtreme
Cro-Xtreme People can't always see and hear everything that is happening in their neighborhood. I have lived in goodna since 2004 and i have witnessed crime.
There has been a stabbing here in 2009. Last week i saw a teenager running through back yards and a police officer with a dog searching for him.
But i am sure crime happens in other suburbs too.
2yrs+
GrantM
GrantM If you'd not heard of stabbings in Goodna your off your rocker. There was someone stabbed in the Woolworths in St ives. less than two years ago. The pink pub on church street got robbed recently and thats just a few incidents. I ride the train from redbank and live in the neighbouring area and have seen the types of epode who frequent are here, yes, there are some good folks. But there is an equal portion of bad as well. Yes this is everywhere. I've sen a girl nearly get dragged into a car in kelvin Grove in inner Brisbane also. But that said, I would feel safer walking around Kelvin Grove after dark than walking in the St ives area of Goodna.
2yrs+
forGoodna
forGoodna You could be living anywhere, when you ask for trouble, trouble will find you. Characters like you could actually bring trouble to the suburb.. best stay out.
Jul 15, 2017
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