Mackenzie is a small suburb located in the south-east of Brisbane. The area is partially covered by undeveloped bushland. It has a population of 1845 residents. It takes 20–25 minutes to drive the 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the Brisbane CBD via the South East Freeway (off-peak)
There are two churches, one school, Mount Petrie State School and a single petrol station located in Mackenzie. A number of residential estates with hundreds of new houses have been built in this suburb in the last decade. This is a suburb containing no large or small shopping centres.
MacKenzie borders the neighbour suburbs of Carindale, Rochedale, and Wishart and provides a corridor to the South-eastern Suburbs.