Hillcrest is a residential suburb of Logan City, 22 km south of Central Brisbane. Originally part of Browns Plains, it was formally named in 1987. It is bounded on the north and east by the Parkinson Bushland and Mount Lindesay Highway respectively. The name, possibly given by a real estate developer, was probably inspired by the rise in the south-east of the suburb where there are reservoirs and a water tower (1984).
The water tower precinct has several public facilities: the Logan West community centre, Lutheran and Uniting churches, an ambulance centre and an aquatic centre. There is a small shopping centre in Coronation Road near the Lutheran church. In the north of Hillcrest there are a business park and an industrial area. Primary Schools are found in neighbouring Boronia Heights and Regents Park; secondary education is further away at Park Ridge and Browns Plains.
Hillcrest's census populations have been:
Browns Plains entry