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.
- Capalaba Place
16-20 Noeleen Street, Capalaba
Ph: 3829 8999
- Victoria Point Community Hall
200 Link Road, Victoria Point
Ph: 3829 8999
Lat: -27.5844 Long: 153.2921
Redland City Council and the Department of Education, Training and Employment have established a Memorandum of Understanding to allow suitable public school facilities to be used as evacuation centres during disasters. The facilities listed below are located closest to this suburb. View the full list of available evacuation sites for mainland Redland City here.
- Capalaba State College – Junior Campus Hall
150 Mt Cotton Road, Capalaba
Ph: 3823 9333
Lat: -27.5361 Long: 153.1918
- Capalaba State College – Senior Campus Multi-Purpose Shelter
School Road, Capalaba
Ph: 3823 9111
Lat: -27.5366 Long: 153.1935
- Coolnwynpin State School – Hall
6 Telaska Court, Capalaba QLD 4157
Ph: 3906 4333
Lat: -27.5476 Long: 153.2023
- Victoria Point State High School – Student Centre – Hall
93-131 Benfer Road, Victoria Point
Ph: 3820 5888
Lat: -27.5924 Long: 153.2852
- Victoria Point State School – Hall
School Road, Victoria Point
Ph: 3820 5666
Lat: -27.5825 Long: 153.2961
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.
Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it!
If you are evacuating the Sheldon area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:
- From Henderson Road travel north to Mount Cotton Road intersection, turn right and travel south along Mount Cotton Road to the intersection of Redland Bay Road, Cornubia; then travel west along Redland Bay Road toward the M1, Loganholme.
- From Avalon Road travel north to the intersection with Mount Cotton Road, turn left and head east toward Capalaba or turnoff at the intersect of Mount Cotton Road and Mt Gravatt Capalaba Road toward Burbank.
- From Taylor Road (and Sheldon College) travel south along Taylor Road to the connection with Woodlands Drive and continue travelling south to the Intersection with Mount Cotton Road, turn left and travel south along Mount Cotton Road to the intersection of Redland Bay Road, Cornubia; then travel west along Redland Bay Road toward the M1, Loganholme.
- Please Note: it is not recommended to travel west along Avalon Road toward Rochedale. Avalon Road is known to suffer from localised flooding during rain events and the region is heavily treed with a high to very high bushfire hazard rating.