Community Organisations

Art & Music

SMBI has a wonderful arts & music community with a wide range of talents. Across all Islands, there’s definitely something for all tastes.

Bay Islands Artisans Network On Macleay
Macleay Island Arts Complex
Macleay Island Craft Group
Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group
Macleay Island Ukulele Group
The Red Stage


There are a number of community education organisations across SMBI promoting a more knowledgeable SMBI population.

Alcheringa Island Naturalist School
Macleay Island Local Ambulance Committee
Macleay Island State School
Russell Island State School

Emergency Services

A number of volunteer Emergency Service organisations are active across SMBI and the surrounding area.

Rural Fire Service
Macleay Island Local Ambulance Committee
State Emergency Service (SES)
Community Champions
Coast Guard
Volunteer Marine Rescue


The Southern Moreton Bay Islands are located in the Moreton Bay Marine Park and we have a number of environmentally sensitive land areas as wel. Protection of our coastline, our marine regions and our wildlife will ensure these resources are there for many generations to come.

Bay Islands Conservation Inc
SMBI Coast Care
SMBI Wildlife


A number of local community organisations promote the health and wellbeing of our SMBI community.

Macleay Island Local Ambulance Committee


There are many community organisations providing a wide range of social services, from residents associations and progress associations to parents groups, older people’s groups, gardening and permaculture groups, general social groups and more.

Bay Islands Community Services Inc
Karragarra Island Residents & Ratepayers Association
Lamb Island Residents Association
Lions Club, Macleay Island
Macleay Island Progress Association
Macleay Island RSL
Opp Shop – Macleay Island
Opp Shop – Russell Island
Running Wild
Russell Island RSL
SMBI Bubs & Families Group
SMBI Chamber of Commerce

Sport & Recreation

Across SMBI there are quite a number of sporting and recreation groups. Have a look through the list below and you may well find something that suits you.

Bay Islands Golf Club
Bay Islands Hash House Harriers
Bay Islands United FC
Karragarra Yacht Club Inc
Lamb Island Recreation Club
Macleay Island Bowls Club
Russell Island Bowls Club
Russell Island Sports Fishing Club
Tingira Boat Club


We all may need a hand up or a hand out from time to time, and a number of local organisations are here to help.

Bay Islands Community Services Inc
Global Care Russell Island
Russell Island SDA/ADRA

Community Organisations Across SMBI

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If you have some spare time and skills, many of these organisations would love to have you volunteer to help support others in our community.

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