Victoria Point, a suburb immediately north of Redland Bay, is 30 km south-east of central Brisbane. The Point projects north-easterly into Moreton and Redland Bays, and has provision for a ferry service to nearby Coochiemudlo Island.

Most of the Victoria Point area has the fertile Redlands soil, which made it attractive for farm settlers in the late nineteenth century. Before then much of Victoria Point was owned by the Raft and Nuttall estate, which had the Nura homestead at the approach to Point Halloran. Nura was the site of the first school opened in 1877.

European settlers at first ran livestock, but extensive scrub clearing enabled the growing of pineapples, bananas and vegetables. The 'Nura' school closed in 1882, and families relied on the Redland Bay school until a State school was opened at Victoria Point in 1916. With a population of 600 in the mid-1950s Victoria Point had substantial horticulture, but by 1980 there were about 2500 people. With another 1000 people over the next five years, the drive-in Koala shopping centre was opened in 1986. A high school was opened in 1997.

The Victoria Point community takes a keen interest in its natural landscape and picturesque foreshore views toward Coochiemudlo Island (itself a scenic area benefiting from the Redlands soil). In 1990, when a mixed bushland-wetland on Point Halloran, north of Victoria Point, was at risk of being developed as a canal estate, the Shire Council acquired the entire 85 ha for conservation purposes. There is also an egret colony wetland between Victoria Point and Point Halloran and a conservation wetland west of Point Halloran.

Victoria Point has four retirement and aged persons facilities, Catholic (1992) and Lutheran (1982) primary schools, four churches, foreshore reserves, a sports complex and a public hall. Its census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation

Copyright © Centre for the Government of Queensland, 2018. All rights reserved.

UQ Logo