Located 33 km to Brisbane's south and originally called Teviot, Greenbank (4124) was named after a cattle property of William Slack, one of its earliest settlers. Originally settled in the 1840s by Europeans, dairying, timber getting and farming prevailed and Greenbank also served as a resting post for Cobb & Co travelling on route to Beaudesert. Surrounded by farmland, with over 50% parkland and including a forested Military Range, Greenbank is a semi-rural residential suburb with young families living in large modern homes on acreage blocks.
To cater for its residents, Greenbank has a school, a community centre and library and a recreational reserve for its football clubs. In 2011, 7300 people lived in Greenbank with an average age being 36 years. Most residents were Anglo-Australian, speaking mainly English at home with a minority also speaking Vietnamese and Mandarin.