Karragarra Island – Evacuation Information

Karragarra Island – Evacuation Information

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.

Primary Evacuation Centre:

  • Rural Fire Brigade Station – Ph: 3171 2238.  11 Noyes Road, Karragarra Island.

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!

  • Land evacuation route via The Esplanade to the Barge and Ferry Terminal.
  • Sea evacuation route is from the Barge and Ferry Terminal to Redland Bay, or alternatively to Victoria Point or Cleveland ferry terminals.

Assembly Area

Primary Assembly Area

  • Rural Fire Brigade Station

11 Noyes Road, Karragarra Island

Ph: 3171 2238


Barge and Ferry Launch Sites

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (North)

The Esplanade, Karragarra Island

  • Note: The sandy beaches on the northern coast could be used if the ferry terminal is unavailable.


Island Transport Services

  • None


Helicopter Landing Point

  • Helipad opposite the Rural Fire Brigade Station

The Esplanade, Karragarra Island

Longitude: 153.3698 Latitude: -27.6362