Russell Island is the largest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, measuring 3km wide and 8km long. It is home to around 2,500 to 3,000 people. The island provides an alternative lifestyle for permanent residents and weekenders, with some low-key commercial development.
The island has a primary school, medical and fire services, electricity, reticulated water and garbage collection services, post office, library, community hall, general store, chemist, restaurants, transport services, holiday and long-term accommodation, parks, clubs, garage and service station Russell also boasts a mainland quality Super IGA supermarket, bringing mainland prices to not only Russell but the other Islands, via Translinks free inter island travel..
High school students and some residents commute daily to school and work on the mainland eight kilometres away. The commercial centre is close to the main ferry access on the northern part of the island.
Be greeted by an amazing mosaic masterpiece that will set the mood for your visit to Russell Island, the largest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Measuring 3km wide and 8km long, it is separated from North Stradbrokee Island by the Canaipa Passage, and extends down almost as far as Jumpinpin bar between North and South Stradbroke islands … and has views south to the Gold Coast.