Chandler, a sparsely settled suburb, is 14 km south-east of central Brisbane. Originally part of Belmont and the western edge of Capalaba, Chandler was gazetted as a suburb in 1975 it was named after Sir John Chandler, Lord Mayor of Brisbane (1940-52), founder of Brisbane's first radio 4BC (1930) and chairman of the Chandler electrical-goods retail chain. Sir John's mayoral career is described in John Cole's Shaping a City (1984).
Chandler is the location of several market gardens, poultry farms and horse breeding. In its north-west corner is the Sleeman centre, a sports complex built for the Commonwealth Games in 1982. (Frank Sleeman was Lord Mayor of Brisbane 1976-80.) The centre includes gymnastics and aquatic facilities and a velodrome.
Chandler's census populations have been: