Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (formerly Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, colloquially Indro) is a major regional shopping centre in the western suburb of Indooroopilly in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It hosts over 300 specialty stores over 4 floors and is the largest shopping centre in the western suburbs of Brisbane, by gross lettable area, and contains the only Myer and David Jones store in that region.[1]

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
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LocationIndooroopilly, Brisbane Australia
Coordinates27°30′00″S 152°58′20″E / 27.50000°S 152.97222°E / -27.50000; 152.97222Coordinates: 27°30′00″S 152°58′20″E / 27.50000°S 152.97222°E / -27.50000; 152.97222
Opening date1970; 53 years ago (1970)
DeveloperEureka Funds Management
ManagementAMP Management
OwnerAMP Capital (Indooroopilly)
No. of stores and services300
No. of anchor tenantsTen
Total retail floor areaApprox 115,000 m2 (1,240,000 sq ft)
No. of floorsFour
Parking4,700 spaces


Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, circa 1976. The fountain was near the entrance to the Myer store.

The centre was constructed and opened in 1970 by The Westfield Group. The entire area was first cleared of the residents and their homes, mostly Queenslander-style houses. At its opening, it was reputedly the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere.[2] This title has since been overtaken by newer centres such as the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Victoria.

The centre has undergone extensive renovations since its opening. Some of these include a 12 screen cinema complex operated by Birch Carroll and Coyle Megaplex in 1998. Until 2000, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre was known as Westfield Shoppingtown Indooroopilly.[3]

In 2000, The Westfield Group sold its 50% joint venture stake in the centre to Commonwealth Funds Management (CFM) for $300 million.[4] CFM, through its management of the Commonwealth Property Fund (CPF), was the other partner in the joint venture, owning the other 50% stake and giving them full ownership of the centre as a result of the sale. In 2005, CPF (while managed by Colonial First State Property) sold 50% of the centre to the Public Sector and Commonwealth Superannuation Schemes (PSS/CSS)and local business owner Michael Schirripa.[5] Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is owned by Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and is managed by Eureka Funds Management as Investment Manager.[citation needed]

A $450 million redevelopment was completed in 2014 including a David Jones store, a revitalised Myer store, a new Coles supermarket to join Woolworths and a new outdoor dining precinct. 120 new specialty stores, including Australian and international fashion brands, were added taking the total number of specialty stores to 360.[citation needed]

The centre introduced an advanced parking system in September 2015. The new parking system (the first in a Queensland shopping centre) is ticketless relying on license plate recognition. As a part of the controlled parking initiative, a parking guidance system has been introduced using LED-based space indicators and electronic display boards to advise customers of available car parking spaces.[citation needed]


David Jones
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is home to a large number of retail shops and hosts many fashion stores. Majors include Myer, David Jones, Target, Kmart, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Rebel, JB Hi-Fi, H&M, Uniqlo, Sephora, Cotton On Mega and Daiso. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has a 16 screen Event cinemas and large food court at the southern end of the 3rd level, which includes a McDonald’s and a KFC.[6]


The shopping centre is well serviced by public and private transport. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre contains the bus interchange that acts as a hub for bus services in the western suburbs. The Indooroopilly railway station is located 400m downhill from the shopping centre. Extensive car parks, with access from all sides of the shopping centre provide convenient access for cars. Bicycle racks are provided around the entrances to the shopping centre. The centre's pedestrian access is via 3 direct entrances are located on the building's ends; all other entrances are via the car parks.[citation needed]

Other facilitiesEdit

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre contains an office tower, housing a number of professional suites, such as health-care, accounting, and others. The centre is home to the Indooroopilly branch of the Brisbane City Council Library and contains an Australia Post office. There are also branches for Bupa and Medibank Private. Medical service include two three medical centres, two audiology clinics, a dentist and a podiatrist. Also contained within the centre is the Indooroopilly Police Beat.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Stores". Myer. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Indooroopilly Brisbane". Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Westfield Annual Report 1999" (PDF). Westfield Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Westfield - United States". Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Property fund cashes in more of its assets". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 November 2005. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Centre Directory" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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