Sheldon is a rural/residential suburb of Redland City between Capalaba and Mount Cotton, 22 km south-east of central Brisbane. It was formally named in 1980. 'Sheldon' is an old English (Derbyshire) expression describing steep hills or a wooded valley.

The Tingalpa Creek flows from Mount Cotton through Sheldon to the Leslie Harrison dam/Tingalpa reservoir (1968), part of Redland City's water supply. Much of Sheldon serves as a catchment for the water. The resulting bushland areas join the Koala Bushlands in Burbank.

Sheldon College (1997) is a non-denominational K-12 school, a short distance outside Capalaba. Nearby in Duncan Road, the border between Sheldon and Capalaba, there is the council's Sheldon Tennis Centre.

The census populations for Sheldon and Mount Cotton have been:

Census DatePopulation
 Sheldon and Mount CottonSheldon
19862293 
19912168 
20014244 
200648701733
2011 64951690
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