Moreton Bay Region Take care during King Tides

Moreton Bay Regional Council is urging local residents and visitors to take care during this week's predicted king tide event.


Higher than normal tides are expected to impact the South-East Queensland coast between 8am, Friday 10 March and 11am, Monday 13 March, 2017.


Coastal areas within the Moreton Bay Region including Beachmere, Bellara, Bongaree, Dohles Rocks, Scarborough and Toorbul may experience very minor and localised levels of inundation or coastal erosion.


These effects may be witnessed in our region in the lead up to and following the high tide event with the following expected peaks:


  • 2.75 metres (1.51 metres AHD) at the Brisbane Bar at 8.06am on Friday, 10 March
  • 2.78 metres (1.54 metres AHD) at the Brisbane Bar at 8.51am on Saturday, 11 March
  • 2.76 metres (1.52 metres AHD) at the Brisbane Bar at 9.31am on Sunday, 12 March
  • 2.71 metres (1.47 metres AHD) at the Brisbane Bar at 10.06am on Monday, 13 March


Motorists are urged not to drive through roads that have salt water over the road.


Local residents and businesses in coastal areas should consider securing their property; remove any tinnies, boats, kayaks and any other items away from the water before the event, and sandbagging property where required.


If you’re concerned about impacts around your property, council will be providing sand and sandbags at the following locations:

  • Beachmere - Rogers Street Sports Ground
  • Bribie Island SES - 208-224 First Avenue
  • Deception Bay Council Depot carpark - Old Bay Road
  • Margate, opposite council depot, Jull Street, Margate
  • Toorbul Community Centre - 1774 Pumicestone Road, Toorbul

People should bring a shovel to these locations to help fill their sandbags.

More information about council's sandbagging locations and 'how to' advice is available from council's website:


For emergency flooding assistance contact the SES on 132 500 or council on (07) 3205 0555.


Beachgoers should heed the advice of surf lifesavers at patrolled beaches in the region.


For more tidal information visit: 


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