Kenmore is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is on the Brisbane River 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Kenmore is a leafy suburb with a high number of professional residents and families. It is dominated by detached housing, but townhouses and units are increasing within the suburb. Kenmore has benefited greatly from the Centenary Highway which gives it direct access to the city via Milton Road, Coronation Drive, or since 2015 the Legacy Way (toll road).
There are a number of schools in the suburb, including Kenmore State School, Kenmore South State School, Kenmore State High School and private Christian schools. There are many restaurants as well as two large retail centres, Kenmore Village and Kenmore Plaza, located on Moggill Road. Kenmore is characterised by rolling hills and greenery.
Kenmore Village Shopping Centre is a central shopping centre located near the Moggill Road and Brookfield Road intersection. The shopping centre also has offices. Kenmore Plaza is another large shopping centre in the area. There are restaurants in Kenmore, including cafés, take-aways and pubs. The Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, a large mall with over 250 retail outlets, is about two km from Kenmore.
The Brisbane City Council operates a public library at the Kenmore Village Shopping Centre on the corner Moggill Road and Brookfield Road Kenmore has a number of churches, including Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore Community Church (currently located in Bellbowrie), Kenmore Anglican Church, Fuel Christian Church, Kenmore Presbyterian Church and Kenmore Uniting Church.
Kenmore is well connected to the city and the University of Queensland by road and bus.
The main road through Kenmore is Moggill Road. The retail centre of Kenmore is clustered around the roundabout where Brookfield and Moggill Roads intersect. Another transport hub is at the Kenmore Tavern complex, on the corner of Marshall Lane and Moggill Road.
A motorway extension known as the Kenmore Bypass has been proposed, to alleviate congestion along Moggill Road during peak commuting hours, but has met widespread opposition from local residents because of the inevitable resumption of residential properties, loss of amenity and disruption associated with building a major new road through an established residential area.
There is no rail station in Kenmore. Indooroopilly is the closest station. In the 1890s the Queensland Parliament approved the construction of a rail line from Indooroopilly to Brookfield, running through the southern side of Kenmore following the valley of Cubberla Creek and then roughly parallel to the present alignment of Kersley Road. However the line was never constructed.