Jamboree Heights, a residential suburb, is 14 km south-west of central Brisbane. In the early 1960s Centenary Estates Ltd was developing the nearby suburb of Jindalee and building the Centenary Bridge across which the Western Freeway (1969) would run. The Queensland Scout movement was organising the 8th national scout jamboree (1967) and in co-operation with Centenary Estates chose a site in the company's projected development programme. Woggle, Pack and Troop Streets, Jamboree Heights, signify the origin of the name of the suburb.

The suburb is moderately elevated: Mount Ommaney is to the west, and the high water mark from the 1893 and 1974 floods is two km north of Jindalee.

One of the 'Centenary suburbs', Jamboree Heights is immediately west of the Western Freeway/Centenary Highway. Its primary school was opened in 1974. The Mount Ommaney drive-in shopping centre (1979) in Mount Ommaney adjoins the northern border of Jamboree Heights and has two discount department stores, two supermarkets and 110 other shops.

The census populations of Jamboree Heights have been:

Census DatePopulation
19762095
19913563
20013282
20063279
20113057
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