Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Queensland

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Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Gold CoastQueensland
Southern Moreton Bay Islands.jpg
Eden, Kangaroo and Woogoompah Islands (looking west)
Population 0 (2011)[1]
Established 2003
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Surfers Paradise
LGA(s) Gold Coast City (Division 12)
State electorate(s) Coomera
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Southern Moreton Bay Islands:
Steiglitz Russell Island North Stradbroke Island
Jacobs Well Southern Moreton Bay Islands South Stradbroke Island
Coomera Paradise Point

The Southern Moreton Bay Islands is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is located at the northern end of the Gold Coast City local government area. It was gazetted as a bounded locality on 7 Feb 2003 and regazetted on 27 November 2009 due to local government changes.[2]

The suburb is unusual in that it does not have any permanent residents.

The suburbs consists of numerous very low lying esturarine islands separated by channels in the southern part of Moreton Bay. The islands are mostly covered by mangroves, and a substantial part of the area is inundated by water at high tide.

Islands within the Southern Moreton Bay Islands:

  • Cobby Cobby Island
  • Coomera Island
  • Crusoe Island
  • Eden Island
  • Kangaroo Island (Boonnahbah)
  • Mosquito Islands
  • Short Island
  • Rat Island
  • Tabby Tabby Island
  • Woogoompah Island
Tipplers Passage with Kangaroo Island in the background on left, 2014

Passages and Channels within the Southern Moreton Bay Islands:[3]

Several of the islands within the suburb have been protected as the Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park. Most of the channels are protected as part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Additional protection for fish habitat is provided by the Jumpinpin-Broadwater Fish Habitat Area declared in 19 November 1983. The habitat of sea grass meadows and shallow estuarine areas are protected for a variety of sea life.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Southern Moreton Bay Islands(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Southern Moreton Bay Islands (entry 46085)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Beacon to Beacon Directory (8 ed.). Brisbane QLD: Maritime Safety Queensland. August 2008. ISBN 0-646-46178-8. 
  4. ^ Queensland Wetlands Program (2014). "Jumpinpin-Broadwater fish habitat area" (html). Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°46′50″S 153°24′17″E / 27.78056°S 153.40472°E / -27.78056; 153.40472