Macleay Island – Evacuation Information

Macleay 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 612 AM 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.

Evacuation Centres

Primary Evacuation Centre:

  • Macleay Island Community Centre Hall
    32 High Central Road, Macleay Island
    Ph: 3829 8999

Alternate Evacuation Centres (may be called upon to support as required):

  • Macleay Island Progress Hall
    Russell Terrace, Macleay Island
    Ph: 3409 5000
  • Bay Islands Golf Club
    2 Gordon Road, Macleay Island
    Ph: 3409 5299
  • Macleay Island Bowls Club
    28 Benowa Street, Macleay Island
    Ph: 3409 5364

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 612 AM 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!


Assembly Areas

Primary Assembly Area:

  • Macleay Island Community Centre Hall
    32 High Central Road, Macleay Island

Alternate Assembly Area (as required):

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (South)
    Brighton Road, Macleay Island

Barge and Ferry Launch Sites

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (South) – Barge and Ferry
    Brighton Road, Macleay Island
  • Macleay Island Boat Club ramp (West) – Small boats
    93-95 Coast Road, Macleay Island
  • Tidal Boat Ramp (West) – Small boats
    Dalpura Street, Macleay Island

Island Transport Services

Bus Services:

  • Blue Bus – Ph: 3820 7815 or 419 712 786
  • Golf Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 5299
  • Bowls Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 5364

Taxi Service:

  • Macleay Island Taxi Service – Ph: 0418 734 741

Helicopter Landing Points

There are no suitable landing sites on Macleay Island – the closest landing sites to Macleay Island are:

  • State School Oval
    High Central Road, Macleay Island
    Longitude: 153.3575 Latitude: -27.6189
  • Bay Islands Golf Club fairway
    Gordon Road, Macleay Island
    Longitude: 153.3685 Latitude: -27.6210