Redland City Council opens sandbagging stations


Redland City Council has opened sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain which is expected to continue into the weekend.

Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations.

Sandbags are available at the following locations today and over the weekend:

Nuway Landscape Supplies – 249 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Thornlands – Click here for directions

Six bags per vehicle, with proof of identification/residential location required (ie Driver Licence or rates notice). Please follow onsite directions upon entering the Landscape Yard.

  • Today (Friday) until 5pm
  • Saturday 6.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday 8am-3pm

The following 24-hour self-service sandbagging stations are open on the islands:

Council Depot Dunwich – 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Redland City Council Depot, 11-37 Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Council Depot Russell Island – 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Cambridge Road. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Council Depot Macleay Island – 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – Click here for directions
Outside the Council Depot on Scarborough Terrace. Sand and bags supplied. Please take your own shovel.

Residents on Coochiemudlo and Lamb islands can collect filled sandbags from the following 24-hour locations:

Lamb Island Rural Fire Station – 12 Lucas Drive, Lamb Island

Coochie Men’s Shed – 54-45 Elizabeth Street, Coochiemudlo Island

Information on how to properly use sandbags, including filling them, can be found on the SES website.

Redland City Council has opened sandbagging stations.

Need assistance?

Call the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked. This will help ensure our most vulnerable in the community are addressed as a priority.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

Call Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Call Council on 3829 8999 to report fallen branches on public spaces across the city.

Please be mindful of conditions when outdoors. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

For the latest advice and emergency warnings: