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Jacobs Well
Gold CoastQueensland
Tipplers Passage Jacobs Well 2.jpg
Tipplers Passage, 2014
Jacobs Well is located in Queensland
Jacobs Well
Jacobs Well
Location in Queensland
Population 1,839 (2016 census)
 • Density 129.5/km2 (335/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4208
Area 14.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Coomera
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Jacobs Well:
Woongoolba Steiglitz Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Norwell Jacobs Well Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Pimpama Pimpama Southern Moreton Bay Islands

Jacobs Well is a coastal suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Jacobs Well had a population of 1,839 people.

Jacob Wells is positioned on the delta of the Pimpama River at the southern end of Moreton Bay. It is best known for its four-lane boat ramp, Volunteer Marine Rescue facility and the surrounding sugarcane fields. It is often described as "The Gateway to Southern Moreton Bay".


Jacobs Well is bounded to the north by Steiglitz, to the east by Moreton Bay, to the south by the Pimpama River and to the west by Norwell.


In the late 1800s, the farming district located between the Pimpama River and the Logan River called Pimpama Island and encompasses the modern localities of Jacobs Well, Norwell, Steiglitz and Woongoolba. It was referred to as an island because there were a number of lagoons and swamps that isolated the area during the wet season; however, this disadvantage made it good land for growing sugar cane.


Volunteer Marine Rescue facility, Jacobs Well, 2014
Volunteer Marine Rescue facility, 2014

Jacobs Well offers many amenities for the boating and fishing enthuasiast. It has a sandy beach facing Moreton Bay, with an enclosed swimming area, barbeque facilities and a well stocked fishing tackle & bait shop; a four-lane boat ramp, pontoon, parking for cars with trailers, and camping ground. A volunteer marine rescue service operates from Jacobs Well, providing services on Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast Broadwater and in the Coomera, Logan and Albert Rivers. The village boasts a doctors surgery, chemist, small supermarket, bakery, real estate agents, hair dressers, several cafe's, take away's & a tavern with a quality restaurant. Calypso Bay is a canal estate with

Calypso Bay

Calypso Bay is a canal estate at the south end of Jacobs Well. Established via the use of a converted sand mining lease, the surrounding mangrove tidal land was turned into a canal estate by using sand from the creation of the canals. The area remains surrounded by a largely pristine natural environment, providing a habitat for native birds and wildlife & and continues to be an important marine sanctuary. Calypso Bay offers range of waterfront homesites with direct boating access to The Broadwater and Moreton Bay. The GFC slowed the development of the site, with stages of land release ongoing. A promised golf course is still in the planning stage. The marina is operational, though not developed to its final stage yet. An Irish themed family pub, Harrigan's Drift Inn, offers great food, entertainment and caters for weddings and functions.


There are no schools in Jacobs Well. The nearest government primary schools are Woongoolba State School in neighbouring Woongoolba to the north-west and Pimpama State Primary College in neighbouring Pimpama to the south-west. The nearest government secondary school is Pimpama State Secondary College also in Pimpama to the south-west.

Despite the name, Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre is in neighbouring Norwell.

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