Cleveland – Evacuation

Cleveland – Evacuation

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.

  • Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)
    2 Middle Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
  • Cleveland Showgrounds
    Edgar Harley Pavilion
    44-79 Smith Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.3206; Long: 153.1570
  • Redlands Memorial Hall
    44 Smith Street, Cleveland
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.3206; Long: 153.1570
  • Alexandra Hills Community Hall
    131-155 Finucane Road, Alexandra Hills
    Ph: 3829 8999
    Lat: -27.5235; Long: 153.2170
  • Thornlands Dance Palais
    87-95 Redland Bay Road, Thornlands
    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.

  • Cleveland State School – Hall
    Cnr Queens and Wynyard Streets, Cleveland
    Ph: 3488 1333
    Lat: -27.5297; Long: 153.2707
  • Ormiston State School – Hall
    82-110 Gordon Street, Ormiston
    Ph: 3824 9111
    Lat: -27.5169; Long: 153.2571
  • Thornlands State School – Hall
    147-163 Panorama Drive, Thornlands
    Ph: 3821 8111
    Lat: -27.5487; Long: 153.2614
  • Alexandra Hills State High School – Hall
    3-21 Windemere Road, Alexandra Hills
    Ph: 3820 1444
    Lat: -27.5229; Long: 153.2120
  • Alexandra Hills State School – Performing Arts-Block J
    12 Princeton Avenue, Alexandra Hills
    Ph: 3820 0333
    Lat: -27.5189; Long: 153.2199
  • Hilliard State School – Hall
    106-110 Hanover Drive, Alexandra Hills
    Ph: 3820 1666
    Lat: -27.5428; Long: 153.2324
  • Vienna Woods State School – Hall
    12-30 Heffernan Road, Alexandra Hills
    Ph: 3824 1850
    Lat: -27.5259; Long: 153.2305

Evacuation routes

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 Cleveland area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:

  • Exit Redland City by travelling west along Shore Street West, Finucane Road and Old Cleveland Road toward Brisbane.
  • Exit Redland City by travelling south along Wellington Street to the intersection with Boundary Road. Continue through the intersection travelling south along Woodlands Drive to Mt Cotton Road, turn left and continue travelling south along Mt Cotton Road to the intersection of Redland Bay Road, Cornubia; then travel west along Redland Bay Road toward the M1, Loganholme.

Please Note: this evacuation route is not recommended during periods of heavy rainfall as Mt Cotton Road is susceptible to flash flooding near the intersection with Woodlands Drive.