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 Dashboard, Redland City Council news site, Twitter 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, 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.
Four easy steps to subscribe to Council’s emergency messaging service
- Go to disaster.redland.qld.gov.au
- Click on the blue ‘Opt-In Notifications’ button
- Click on the ‘Register’ tab to enter your details and create a password
- Follow confirmation email instructions to complete the mobile verification process and select your subscription choices.
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.
- Thorneside Community Hall
200-204 Mooroondu Road, Thorneside
(Soccer Field, next to hall)
Ph: 3829 8999
- Birkdale School of Arts Hall
101 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale
Ph: 3829 8999
- Wellington Point Recreation Hall
347-371 Birkdale Road, Wellington Point
Ph: 3829 8999
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.
- Birkdale State School – Hall
74 Agnes Street, Birkdale
Ph: 3286 0777
Lat: -27.4904; Long: 153.2168
- Birkdale South State School – Hall
451 Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale
Ph: 3820 4333
Lat: -27.5075; Long: 153.2136
- Wellington Point State High School – Hall
2-36 Bagden Road, Wellington Point
Ph: 3820 4222
Lat: -27.4920; Long: 153.2309
- Wellington Point State School – Hall
476 Main Road, Wellington Point
Ph: 3286 0666
Lat: -27.4902; Long: 153.2372
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.
Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it!
If you are evacuating the Thorneside area to stay with family or friends outside of the Redlands, the following evacuation routes are recommended:
- Exit Redland City by travelling south along Birkdale Road to the intersection with Old Cleveland Road and travel along either Old Cleveland Road or Moreton Bay Road toward Brisbane.
- Exit Redland City by travelling west along Quarry and Rickertt Roads toward Brisbane. Please Note: this evacuation route is not recommended during periods of heavy rainfall as Rickertt Road is susceptible to flash flooding on the Brisbane City side of Tingalpa Creek.