Russell Island – Evacuation Information

Russell Island – Evacuation Information

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:

  • Russell Island Recreational Hall – Ph: 3409 2238
    1 Alison Crescent, Russell Island

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

  • Community Centre – Ph: 3409 1177
    55 Jackson Road, Russell Island
  • RSL Club – Ph: 3409 1182
    9 Anzac Parade, Russell Island
  • Bowls Club – Ph: 3409 1330
    Jackson Road, Russell Island

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!

Assembly Areas

Primary Assembly Area:

  • Russell Island Recreation Hall
    1 Alison Crescent, Russell Island

Alternate Assembly Areas (as required):

  • Barge and Ferry Terminal (North) – Barge or FerryHigh Street, Russell Island
  • Yacht Club Canaipa Point (North East) – Ferry or small boats
    Canaipa Point Drive, Russell Island
  • Boat ramp (East) – Small barge or boats
    Wahine Drive, Russell Island
  • Sandy Beach (South East) – Small barge or boats
    The Boulevard, Russell Island
  • Rocky Point (South West) – Small boats only
    Bangalow Street, Russell Island

Barge and Ferry Launch Sites

    • Barge and Ferry Terminal (North) – Barge or Ferry
      High Street, Russell Island
  • Yacht Club Canaipa Point (North East) – Ferry or small boats
    Canaipa Point Drive, Russell Island
  • Boat ramp (East) – Small barge or boats
    Wahine Drive, Russell Island
  • Sandy Beach (South East) – Small barge or boats
    The Boulevard, Russell Island
  • Rocky Point (South West) – Small boats only
    Bangalow Street, Russell Island

Note: barges can operate from all Assembly Areas except Rocky Point and the ferry can operate from the High Street Jetty, Yacht Club jetty at Canaipa Point and private jetties along Wahine Drive.

Island Transport Services

Bus Services

      • Blue Bus – Ph: 3820 7815
      • School bus – Ph:3820 7815 or 0419 712 786
      • RSL courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 1182
      • Bowls Club courtesy bus – Ph: 3409 1330

Taxi Services

      • Russell Island Taxi Charter and Tours – Ph: 3409 1670

Helicopter Landing Points

      • Jackson Oval
        Jackson Road, Russell Island
        Longitude: 153.3668 Latitude: -27.6576
      • Queensland Rural Fire Station – Ph: 0408 077 188
        Jackson Road, Russell Island
        Longitude: 153.3738
        Latitude: -27.6586
      • Primary School Oval – Ph: 3400 9333
        High Street, Russell Island
        Longitude: 153.3821 Latitude: -27.6510