Wishart, a residential suburb between Upper Mount Gravatt and the Bulimba Creek, is 12 km south-east of central Brisbane.
Originally known as Mount Gravatt South, in the mid 1960s the emerging suburb was defined by a few streets near the Mount Gravatt South primary school (1964, renamed Wishart) and a few more streets running between the Capalaba Road and Bulimba Creek (Coora to Greenwood Streets).
Wishart was named in 1967 after an early European settler in the area. Parts of the suburb were developed by the Queensland Housing Commission. Upwards of five churches were opened in Wishart, including St Catherine's Catholic with a Presentation Convent and a primary school (1973). Its new larger church was built in 1983. When the suburb had about two-thirds of its present population the Gateway Motorway was opened on its western edge, more or less completing the suburb's suite of modern facilities. For some years there had been the Garden City shopping centre (1970) just beyond its south-west corner, secondary schools on its northern boundary (Mansfield High - 1974 and Brisbane Adventist College - 1973) and linear parks along Bulimba Creek. There is also local shopping at Wishart Village in Newnham Road.
Wishart's census populations have been: