Munruben was established in the early 1830’s and was originally sheep grazing country. A 16,000 acre property was named Mun Rubens and was owned by William Norris. A major landmark in the area is the Jerry Downfalls Reserve. Jerry was a Kanaka working at the Townsvale cotton Plantation and capsized a bullock dray of cotton while crossing Chambers Creek.
Today Munruben is divided by the Mount Lindesay Highway with Munruben Forest to the East and Munruben West to the West. It is an area that is closely held and in the 2011 Census had a population of 2,809 with a median age of 38.
Munruben is now a highly regarded area with significant homes on acreage blocks. It has developed over the years and people come to this area for its quiet living and lifestyle. It has ready access to Browns Plains and many now go to the newer Pub Lane shopping centre at New Beith. It is also ideally located to major arterials yet maintains a leafy, healthy, outdoor lifestyle.
Main shopping centres now include, Browns Plains, Park Ridge, Pub Lane, Orion at Springfield Lakes, South Maclean and Jimboomba. Excellent schooling is close by at Park Ridge, Greenbank, Jimboomba and Canterbury College at Waterford.