North Stradbroke Evacuation

North Stradbroke 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.

  Primary Evacuation Centre:

  • Dunwich Public Hall – Ph: 3829 8999 Junner Street, Dunwich
  • Amity Point Community Hall – Ph: 3829 8999 16 Ballow Road, Amity Point
  • Point Lookout Hall – Ph: 3829 8999 East Coast Road, Point Lookout

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!


Evacuation Routes

  • Primary land evacuation route is via East Coast Road from Point Lookout and Amity Point to Dunwich.
  • Alternate land evacuation route is from Point Lookout to Amity Point (if the boat ramp at Amity Point is being used as a launch site). Travel from Point Lookout to Amity Point can be via East Coast Road to Beehive Road or, if conditions permit, 4WD Beach Access from Point Lookout (beside the Adder Rock Caravan Park) to Amity Point along Flinders Beach.
  • Sea evacuation routes are from the Barge and Ferry Launch sites to Cleveland.

Assembly Areas

Primary Assembly Area:

    • Barge and Ferry Terminal car park Junner Street, Dunwich

Alternate Assembly Areas:

      • One Mile Jetty Yabby Street, Dunwich
      • Boat ramp car park, Amity Point Claytons Road, Amity Point
      • Point Lookout Hall East Coast Road, Point Lookout

Barge and Ferry Launch Sites

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal Junner Street, Dunwich
  • One Mile Jetty Yabby Street, Dunwich
  • Boat ramp, Amity Point Claytons Road, Amity Point Island Transport Services
  • Bus Services o North Stradbroke Island Bus Service – Ph: 3415 2417
  • Rugby League & All Sports Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 9216
  • Point Lookout Bowls Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 8182

Taxi Service

  • North Stradbroke Island Cab Service – Ph: 0408 193 685

Helicopter Landing Points

  • Helipad at Polka Point, Dunwich Oxley Parade, Dunwich Longitude: 153.3992 Latitude: -27.4970
  • Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich Cnr Junner Street and Ballow Road, Dunwich Longitude: 153.4029 Latitude: -27.5008
  • Cricket Oval, Amity Point 24-42 Claytons Road, Amity Point Longitude: 153.4400 Latitude: -27.4030
  • Helipad on oval near Point Lookout Hall, Point Lookout. East Coast Road, Point Lookout Longitude: 153.5222 Latitude: -27.4265


  • Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club Kennedy Drive, Point Lookout Ph: 3409 8158 (weekends only) Fax: (07) 3286 6437 Mobile: 0428 771 377 Email:
  • The Myora Masonic Lodge has a defibrillator that is housed at the: Point Lookout Bowls Club 75 Dickson Way, Point Lookout Ph: 3409 8182 Fax: 3409 8608


North Stradbroke Island experiences a significant population increase during the holiday season. Population increases by over 20,000 people during summer and Easter holiday periods, the bulk of the visitors being located in the holiday houses at Amity Point, the resorts and holiday houses of Point Lookout and at the camping grounds at Amity Point, Adder Rock, Thankful Rest, Main Beach, Flinders Beach and Cylinder Beach.