About Russell Island

Russell island jetty
Russell Island passenger ferry terminal

Russell Island is part of Redland City, Queensland and the largest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.  Has a length of 8 kilometres and width of nearly 3 kilometres and is situated between North Stradbroke Island and the mainland and was first settled in 1866.

sunset from russell island
Russell Island at sunset

The population at an estimate in 2017 is around 4000-4500 if you take into consideration those that use Russell Island as their base (home) and spend time throughout the year either caravanning or on their yachts elsewhere.

We have a range of facilities and services that include and RSL and Bowls Club with restaurants.  A shopping centre that includes a Supa IGA, a pharmacy, take-away, chinese restaurant, post office, bakery and hair dresser.

russell island police station
Russell Island Police Station and residence

We have a police station, ambulance centre, public swimming pool, primary school.

Russell Island Service Station
Russell Island Service Station

A child care centre (open 2018), hardware store, petrol station, white goods store, vet, pet store, cafe’s.

A health store, medical centre, pathology collection centre.

Russell Island cafe, medical centre and pathology
Russell Island cafe, medical centre and pathology
Russell Island BMX Park
Russell Island BMX Park
Russell Island health store My Health Aisle
Russell Island health store

Several real estate offices, motel, B&B’s, short term stay houses,  plant nursery, BMX park, half court basketball, half pike skateboard, play and recreation parks, several boat ramps.

Russell Island motel
Russell Island motel

Ferry service that travels approximately every half hour from early morning to late evening, vehicular barge service that travels in daylight hours approx each hour, our community centre and opp shop, men’s shed (open in 2018), sports grounds, recreation hall, churches, tennis courts, craft and mosiac centre, many groups and clubs with a variety of activities.

Islands ambulance ferry ‘Kitty-Kat’

You will find most necessary trades available on the islands for building, plumbing, electrical, plastering, rendering, brick laying, landscaping, renovating, handyman, gardening, moving, earthmoving and much more.

Russell Island Ambulance Centre
Russell Island Ambulance Centre

In times of emergency we have a heli-pad for quick evacuation of life-threatening incidents and our ‘Kitty-Kat’ ferry ambulance for general ambulance requirements.

Deliveries are available from the mainland to the islands by local movers.  Woolworths online delivers to the islands twice a week with a $0-$11 delivery charge dependent on the amount of groceries purchased.

the bay
Passenger Ferries for the islands

Being situated in the heart of the most beautiful part of Australia with the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast only an hours drive and Brisbane City 45 minutes away we find ourselves living in a wonderful place.

Sandy Beach on Russell Island
Sandy Beach on Russell Island
The Gold Coast Queensland
The Gold Coast Queensland just an hour boat ride from Russell Island

The islands in general are a lovely place to retire or bring up young children in a peaceful and rural-type environment.

russell island sports complex
Russell Island Sports complex – football grounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and sporting hall
Russell Island Shopping Centre
Russell Island shopping centre – Supa IGA, bakery, post office, chinese restaurant, pharmacy, hair dresser, takeaway
russell island recreation hall
Russell Island recreation hall
Russell Island real estate offices
Various real estate offices
Russell Island Public Swimming Pool
Russell Island Public Swimming Pools
Russell Island Public Library
Russell Island Public Library
russell island mosaic and craft centre
Russell Island mosaic and craft centre set beside the community gardens, sport complex and public avocado orchard
russell island bowls club
Russell Island bowls club
Russell Island bottle shop
Russell Island bottle shop
russell Island state school
Russell Island state primary school
canaipa point russell island
Canaipa Point on Russell Island aerial view