North Stradbroke Island – Evacuation Information

North Stradbroke Island – Evacuation Information

For information relating to current evacuations, please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.

The primary role of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) with regards to the management of evacuees is to provide safe, temporary accommodation for a short period until a threat has passed. Once the threat has passed, then evacuees can return home or arrangements can be made for alternative accommodation solutions if this is not possible.

The first preference is for people to ‘shelter-in-place’ – stay where you are – while this is the preferred option, it may not be possible due to the type of disaster occurring (i.e. approaching bushfire).

If you are required to evacuate, the second preference is for people to shelter with friends and family (if safe to do so). For those on the mainland, or a larger island like North Stradbroke Island, this may be possible in some instances. Sheltering with friends and/or family for those living on Coochiemudlo or SMBI may not always be possible, as often friends or family are also evacuating.

Evacuation Centres will be opened as demand requires and where safe to do so. 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 Disaster DashboardRedland City Council news siteTwitter and Facebook. You can also opt in to receive Community Alerts (details below), which will be issued to areas required to evacuate.

Council now has an opt-in emergency messaging service, Redlands Coast Alerts, where residents can subscribe to receive community alerts, weather alerts and flooded road notifications at four key locations. A Community Alert will not replicate the Emergency Alert; which is a Text and/or Voice message sent by the State Government irrespective of a user’s subscription, sent to all landlines and mobile phones that are switched on and have service coverage. The Community Alert is generally issued to the areas where the significant impact is occurring or anticipated to occur; thus it is important you enter the correct residential address to ensure you receive a Community Alert for your area.

A Community Alert will be issued from Redland City Council LDMG for significant impacts to the community such as:

  • Essential information when preparing, responding or recovering from an event
    i.e. evacuation information, recovery/community hub information etc.
  • Anticipated serious disruption due to an event
    i.e. health related or weather related; toxic smoke hazard, explosion or fire etc.
  • Essential services or Infrastructure impacted
    i.e. water shutdown, boil water notice, island transport services ceasing due to weather, gas leak etc.

To find out more and how to opt-in visit the Redlands Coast Alerts page.

Your details are securely held and will not be shared for other purposes. This notification service is designed to complement, not replace, other emergency notification systems such as those offered by BoM and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

Do not proceed to one of the centres listed below unless advised it is the nominated evacuation centre. For information relating to current evacuations, please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999. We have listed below all of the centres within or nearest to the applicable suburb, however it does not mean all will be open. This is determined during the event response by Redland LDMG and Emergency Services, to ensure the evacuation centre and evacuees are not in the path of danger.

The Evacuation Centres are primary assembly areas during a disaster and will often have an oval or park nearby for a helicopter landing site that provides quick access to the Evacuation Centre. Accordingly, latitude and longitude information has been provided for Centres that have adjoining land size suitable to accommodate a helicopter landing site.

Evacuation Centres

Primary Evacuation Centres:

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 crisis 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!


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, 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, Claytons Road, Amity Point
  • 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

  • QYAC – Old High School Oval
    100 East Coast Road, Dunwich
    Longitude: 153.4076582 Latitude: -27.4933507
  • Ron Stark Oval
    2 Ballow Road, Dunwich
    Longitude: 153.4029 Latitude: -27.5008
  • Amity Point Recreation Reserve – Cricket Ground
    24-42 Claytons Road, Amity Point
    Longitude: 153.4400 Latitude: -27.4030
  • Helipad on oval near Point Lookout Hall
    74 Dickson Way, Point Lookout
    Longitude: 153.5222 Latitude: -27.4265


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


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, Cylinder Beach, Home Beach, Adam’s Beach and Bradbury’s Beach.