Wacol is a suburb located in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. It is situated about 21 kilometers (13 miles) west of the Brisbane central business district. Wacol is primarily an industrial area and is home to several large businesses and industrial complexes. The suburb is also the location of the Wacol railway station, which provides public transportation services to the city center. The Wacol industrial area is home to the Wolston Correctional Centre and the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, which are both located in the suburb. The area also features the Wacol Environmental Park, which is a former landfill site that has been converted into a park and educational facility that provides information about waste management and environmental conservation.