Celebrate Australia Day on Redlands Coast

Redland City Council has organised special Australia Day parking arrangements so everyone can enjoy a relaxing celebration on Redlands Coast.

This includes a free shuttle bus to Wellington Point Recreation Reserve and additional parking at Toondah Harbour for those travelling to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Mayor Karen Williams said Council wanted to ensure everyone could enjoy Redlands Coast’s beautiful coastline, beaches and parks on Australia Day.

“Wellington Point has long been a popular spot to spend Australia Day, but that means it gets very busy,” Cr Willams said.

“Motorists are encouraged to park at the Wellington Point Community Hall car park and catch a free shuttle bus that will run from 7am to 6pm.”

Please be aware that under the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 traffic light alert system Queensland is currently at Amber, which recommends wearing a face mask on public transport.

The public holiday overflow area at Toondah Harbour will also be open.

Cr Williams urged visitors to the city’s parks on Australia Day to be respectful of others.

“Facilities such as barbecues are there for everyone, so please be patient,” she said.

“We also urge people to be mindful of helping to keep Redlands Coast the naturally wonderful place it is by not littering, and taking their waste home where possible and disposing of it there, rather than piling it around bins.

“Council will be placing extra bins in Wellington Point Recreation Reserve for Australia Day and officers will be patrolling our larger parks and reserves.”

Cr Williams said it was important that dog owners kept their dogs on leash while enjoying our outdoor spaces.

“We welcome dogs on Redlands Coast and have many dog off leash areas and even dog beaches where they can be off leash, but in other open spaces it is vital they stay on their lead to ensure safety for all,” she said.

For ideas on things to do on Australia Day, drop into the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre in the Raby Bay Harbour Precinct or browse the Visit Redlands Coast website.