Windaroo, a residential suburb on the west side of the Albert River, is four km south of Beenleigh and 36 km south-east of central Brisbane. Originally in Gold Coast City, it has been in Logan City since 2008. It was named after the Windaroo sugar plantation, one of several nineteenth century enterprises along the Albert River. The land was used for dairying before subdivision in the early 1980s.
Windaroo, along with adjoining Bannockburn, is the highest-income area in the Beenleigh region. In 2006 its median weekly income for residents was 15% higher than the Australian median and 30% higher than the Beenleigh median. Windaroo has attracted increasing residential investment at the high end of the market. Ninety-nine percent of dwellings in Windaroo are detached houses (2006). Education facilities comprise Windaroo State high and primary schools (1992, 1994) and Rivermount College (1992), all outside Windaroo's borders. The Windaroo Country Club hosted the Queensland Golf Open during 1992-95. There is a neighbourhood shopping centre in Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, opposite the high school.
Windaroo-Bannockburn's census populations have been: