Shailer Park, a residential suburb, is seven km south-east of Logan Central and 26 km south-east of central Brisbane. It was named after the Shailer family. Francis Shailer (1816-1909) emigrated from England in 1865 and settled in the Logan district. At various times he was the teacher at Slacks Creek School, clerk of the local Tingalpa divisional board and stalwart of the Beenleigh Agricultural Society. His great grandson was an Albert Shire councillor and mayor of Logan City, 1982-85.
A suburb of the late 1970s, Shailer Park adjoins the Pacific Highway (now Pacific Motorway). Its outstanding feature is the Logan Hyperdome drive-in shopping centre on the highway. Classified as a regional shopping centre and opened in 1989 the Hyperdome has a department store, two discount department stores, three supermarkets, a home centre, other shops, cinemas, a library and a bus interchange. The suburb was gazetted as a place name in 1991 some 20 years after the name had come into common usage.
Shailer Park's first school was the State high (1980), followed two years later by the State primary on an adjoining site. In the north of the suburb the Kimberley Park primary school was opened in 1985. It was named after the Kimberley Forest Park, one of three reserves extending from Daisy Hill to Mount Cotton. There is also a shopping centre near Kimberley Park, along with kindergartens and sports fields, the location being near the middle of the suburb.
Shailer Park is one of Logan City's better-off suburbs: the median weekly income per resident in 2001 was $453, 47% higher than the regional median for Logan. Shailer Park's census populations have been: