Macleay Island South-East Queensland's most creative destination Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:13:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free Family Movie Night 9th February Sat, 02 Feb 2019 23:55:58 +0000

At Macleay Island State School.

Movie starts at 7pm.


Brought to you to Macleay Island Lions Club, Aussie and The Flying Scotsman
0423 856 407

Community Markets Trash & Treasure – 1st Saturday of each month Sun, 14 May 2017 03:25:37 +0000 markets

The Lions Club hold their Markets on the 1st Saturday of every month starting at 8am at the Community Hall, Cnr High Central Road and Southsea Terrace.

Clothing,  Jewellery, Craft, Food stalls, belly dancing ….  a terrific morning out on the islands.

Fire Management Workshop – 5th December Wed, 28 Nov 2018 02:39:42 +0000

KOLOUR-PATTERN-KLIMT Wednesday 5th December at Macleay Island Arts Centre Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:00:17 +0000

Wednesday 5th December

10am – 3pm, $75

Create your own Gustav Klimt inspired portrait. Have you always wanted to try making art but  were too scared to give it a go. This is a fun and friendly way to get immersed in the pleasure of making. Using an A3 b&w photocopy of a photo of yourself or your loved ones, we will make a Gustav Klimt inspired painting using pattern and colour. No drawing or painting experience necessary. Workshop includes slide show and personal tuition with Dr Katrina Simmons.

For more info and material list, email:

Book online here

Santa’s Street Parade 8th December Wed, 28 Nov 2018 02:45:36 +0000









Coffee Van near the ferry Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:35:11 +0000 Here’s a good one for the tradies and mainland workers! Starting mid-April, Hugh Strachan will be operating a Coffee and Juice van from the carpark of Pub Paradise. Hours 4am till mid morning. He will be serving Lavazzo Coffee, Mi Tea, French Juice and small snacks.

Makes getting up and going to work early almost bearable, doesn’t it?

New laws on backyard fires Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:09:13 +0000

Redland City Council has brought out new laws regarding backyard fires. These will be monitored by our rural fire brigade so please assist them.

“In accordance with Schedule 3 of Subordinate Local Law No.3, residents in urban areas or properties less than 6,000 square metres, the lighting of fires is generally prohibited or restricted unless the fire is well contained within a commercial incinerator, barbecue, enclosed fireplace, stove or heater or similar device constructed to prevent the escape of fire or any burning material.
“Burning open piles of rubbish or vegetation is banned under these laws.
“If residents need to dispose of rubbish, they are encouraged to do so for free at their local transfer station.”

This is for our own safety. Burning rubbish in a small backyard not only puts your house at risk, it puts neighbouring dwellings at risk too.

And before you leap in to say  “I never burn off in a dangerous manner” remember Council has to make laws that cover everyone. Don’t you know somebody that has lit a backyard fire and not put it out properly, only to have it light up again in the middle of the night? Who has lit a heap of rubbish, not paying attention to the fact that the wind is carrying live embers to neighbouring property?

Home Assist Secure comes to Macleay Island Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:42:46 +0000

Happy New Year Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:13:44 +0000 A happy New Year to my fellow islanders.

2016 saw a resurgence of building on our island with corresponding increase in traffic.

I’d like to see our community make a conscious effort to retain the laid back atmosphere of the island. Don’t rush from place to place, putting children and wildlife at risk. The island is only 6 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide – speeding can’t get you to your destination that much faster, surely? There’s always another ferry or barge and those few minutes saved are not worth a life.

Only yesterday I saw a car driving up my street who deliberately tried to run over the tail of one of the resident peacocks. Mate, we love our peacocks. We call them the Macleay Island roadsweepers because of their magnificent tails. Andrew is used to cars pausing to admire him as he stalks across the road. There was no need for your actions. I’m not sure whether you were trying to hurry him up (won’t happen) or just being plain mean but don’t do it again.

I also see a great many complaints about hooning on the island and complaints that the police don’t do enough to stop it. May I suggest everyone does their bit? There are only two policemen on the island and they are busy with other police work most of the time. If you see a car speeding or being driven erratically, take the number, note the time and date and THEN approach the police. I’m sure they will do something. PS It’s a good idea if you have a witness, otherwise it’s your word against the drivers.

After the fire …. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:21:43 +0000 fire

Photo: Courtesy Jeanette March

The recent fire which devastated Tim Shea Wetlands was an exercise in island co-operation. I’ll take a bow on behalf of our own Rural Fire Brigade who worked day and night to save houses and protect property. We could not have done this without the help of our fellow fire fighters from Russell, Lamb and Karagara, who all came over to help during the lengthy task of extinguishing the flames. Our thanks also go to Redland Bay and Cleveland Urban Brigades who assisted and especially to the Air Attack helicopters. Without them, it might well have been a different story.

Can’t forget our Support Members either. These ladies kept us fuelled on the fire ground with wonderful food and soft drinks. It takes a lot of energy to fight a fire and these wonder women kept us going all week.

Most of all, I’d like to thank Macleay Islanders. So many people helped in many different ways. The Bowls Club loaned their bus to courier inter-island fire fighters to our base in High Central Road, M&K Plant Hire used their equipment to great effect … the list is endless. Everyone on Macleay has been amazing over the last few days. So a big thank you to each and every one of you.

Want to help the Fire Brigade even more? ADOPT A HYDRANT.

You might have one outside your house, next door or across the road. There should be a white or yellow post with a black H on it. (sometimes these are missing). About a metre in front of the post is a yellow metal hydrant cover on the ground.
If you want to help us, please clear around the hydrant cover.
You could also lift the cover and check inside. Watch out for spiders and ants. If you can keep the interior clear of dirt it would save us so much time. When it’s full of dirt, it can take us ten-fifteen minutes to clear it out and that’s time we are not getting water on that fire.
If you need further information on this, call me on 0408813130 or ask a friend who is a firie on the island.