Bribie Island erosion

The northern section of Bribie Island has eroded due to unusually high tides and large waves associated with the weather system currently affecting Queensland east coast.

This section of Bribie Island has a long history of erosion and it is part of the natural process for the area, however this is the first time this section of the island has had waves break through the dune.

There are no planned remedial actions but QPWS will undertake a site assessment as soon as it is safe to do so, and implement any actions required to ensure visitor safety.

This section of Bribie Island is closed to vehicle traffic.

Boaties are advised to stay away from the area.

The Department of Environment and Science is monitoring the situation and working closely with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in relation to the ongoing management of erosion and tidal breakthrough.

This is a natural occurrence.

The entrance to the Pumicestone Passage used to be 700 metres south of where it is – right about at the point of this breakthrough.

Bribie Island at this breakthrough location used to be 80m wide, and erosion is a natural part of the coastal area.