Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Queensland
|Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Gold Coast, Queensland
Eden, Kangaroo and Woogoompah Islands (looking west)
|Location||20 km (12 mi) from Surfers Paradise|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City (Division 12)|
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.
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
- Canaipa Passage
- Cobby Passage
- Coomera River (North Branch)
- Coomera River (South Branch)
- Jewel Creek
- Main Channel
- The Broadwater
- Tiger Mullet Channel
- Pimpama River
- Whalleys Gutter
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.
- Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park
- Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Redland City), the adjacent area in Redland City consisting of several island suburbs.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Southern Moreton Bay Islands(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "Southern Moreton Bay Islands (entry 46085)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- Beacon to Beacon Directory (8 ed.). Brisbane QLD: Maritime Safety Queensland. August 2008. ISBN 0-646-46178-8.
- Queensland Wetlands Program (2014). "Jumpinpin-Broadwater fish habitat area" (html). Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 July 2014.