The first preference is for people to ‘shelter-in-place’ – stay where you are. Evacuations should only occur when the risk of sheltering in place is greater than the risk associated with leaving and moving to a place of lower risk.
Evacuation Centres/Assembly Areas/Helicopter Landing Sites
Evacuation Centres will be opened as demand requires. Information relating to the opening of Evacuation Centres will be announced via our information sources – please tune in to local radio – ABC 612AM and Bay FM 100.3 and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.
For information relating to current evacuations, please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.
The Evacuation Centres are the primary assembly areas during a disaster and will often have an oval or parkland nearby for a helicopter landing site that provide quick access to the Evacuation Centre. Accordingly, latitude and longitude information has been provided for the Evacuation Centres that have adjoining land size suitable to accommodate a helicopter landing site.
- Redland Bay Community Hall
5 Weinam Street, Redland Bay
Ph: 3829 8999
Redland Bay Parkland (behind Community Hall)
Lat: -27.6149 Long: 153.3066
- Victoria Point Community Hall
325 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point
Ph: 3829 8999
Lat: -27.5844 Long: 153.2921
- Capalaba Place
14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba
Ph: 3829 8999
Redland City Council and the Department of Education, Training and Employment have established a Memorandum of Understanding to allow suitable public school facilities to be used as evacuation centres during disasters. The facilities listed below are located closest to this suburb. View the full list of available evacuation sites for mainland Redland City here.
- Redland Bay State School – Hall
125-141 Gordon Road, Redland Bay
Ph: 3206 7288
Lat: -27.6203 Long: 153.2907
- Mount Cotton State School – Hall
1246-1264 Mt Cotton Road, Mount Cotton
Ph: 3822 0444
Lat: -27.6213 Long: 153.2356
- Thornlands State School – Hall
147-163 Panorama Drive, Thornlands
Ph: 3821 8111
Lat: -27.5487 Long: 153.2614
- Victoria Point State High School – Student Centre-Hall
93-131 Benfer Road, Victoria Point
Ph: 3820 5888
Lat: -27.5924 Long: 153.2852
- Victoria Point State School – Hall
274 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point
Ph: 3820 5666
Lat: -27.5825 Long: 153.2961
If you need to evacuate, it is recommended that you seek shelter with family or friends in the first instance. If these options are not available to you, we will establish crises accommodation in the form of Evacuation Centres or another appropriate means of short-term accommodation. When evacuating from your home, your chosen evacuation route should always be the most direct and safest route available, be aware of possible localised flooding. Please tune in to ABC 612AM and Bay FM 100.3 for warnings of road closures and follow updates on the Redland City Council news site, Twitter and Facebook.
Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it!
If you are evacuating the Mt Cotton area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:
- From the Ridgewood Downs Estate and Mt Cotton Village (Valley Way) travel south along Mt Cotton Road to the intersection of Redland Bay Road, Cornubia; then travel west along Redland Bay Road toward the M1, Loganholme.
- From the Woodlands Drive intersection with Mt Cotton Road travel north-west along Mt Cotton Road toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersect of Mt Cotton Road and Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road toward Burbank.
- From south of Karreman Quarries, travel south along West Mt Cotton Road to the intersection of California Creek Road and head west to the intersection of Redland Bay Road and continue to the M1, Loganholme.
- From Karreman Quarries head north along West Mt Cotton Road to the intersection of Mt Cotton Road and head north-west along Mt Cotton Road toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersection of Mt Cotton Road and Broadwater Road toward Burbank.