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)
Southern Moreton Bay Islands is located in Queensland
Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Coordinates27°46′50″S 153°24′18″E / 27.7805°S 153.4049°E / -27.7805; 153.4049Coordinates: 27°46′50″S 153°24′18″E / 27.7805°S 153.4049°E / -27.7805; 153.4049
Population0 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.000/km2 (0.000/sq mi)
Postcode(s)No postcode[2]
Area83.9 km2 (32.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location20 km (12 mi) from Surfers Paradise
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast (Division 12)
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Southern Moreton Bay Islands:
Moreton Bay
Russell Island
North Stradbroke Island
Jacobs Well
Southern Moreton Bay Islands South Stradbroke
Coomera Hope Island
Paradise Point
South Stradbroke

Southern Moreton Bay Islands is an island group locality in the north-east of the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Southern Moreton Bay Islands had no people.[1]

The Southern Moreton Bay Islands do not have a postcode.[2]


The locality consists of numerous very low-lying estuarine 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
  • Brocks 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:[4]

Several of the islands within the suburb are 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 on 19 November 1983. The habitat of sea grass meadows and shallow estuarine areas are protected for a variety of sea life.[5]


Southern Moreton Bay Islands was gazetted as a bounded locality on 7 Feb 2003.[3]

At the 2011 census the locality had no population.[6]

In the 2016 census, the locality had no population.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Southern Moreton Bay Islands Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ a b "Southern Moreton Bay Islands – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46085)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ Beacon to Beacon Directory (8 ed.). Brisbane QLD: Maritime Safety Queensland. August 2008. ISBN 0-646-46178-8.
  5. ^ Queensland Wetlands Program (2014). "Jumpinpin-Broadwater fish habitat area". Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Southern Moreton Bay Islands(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2014. Edit this at Wikidata