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Victoria Point
Redland CityQueensland
Colburn Avenue Victoria Point.jpg
Colburn Avenue, 2014
Population 14,817 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4165
Location 33 km (21 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Redlands
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Victoria Point:
Thornlands Thornlands Moreton Bay
Mount Cotton Victoria Point Moreton Bay
Mount Cotton Redland Bay Redland Bay

Victoria Point is a suburb located approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi) south-east of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, in the Redland City local government area. It is primarily a residential area, but it also contains other public complexes and a ferry service to Coochiemudlo Island.

The area also hosts the Eprapah, the Charles S. Snow Scout Environment Training Centre, an area of bushland for the environmental education for members of the Scout and Guide movements. Eprapah Creek separates Victoria Point to the north from the next suburb of Thornlands.

The headland has two boat ramps for boat entry to Moreton Bay and a Volunteer Marine Rescue unit. Beach areas include Thompson's Beach, a small child safe beach which has a very shallow slope allowing a long tide. Shopping facilities have expanded rapidly in the last few years, with now four supermarkets, a public library, cinema complex and many specialty shops and lakeside restaurants.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Victoria Point recorded a population of 14,817 people, 52.3% female and 47.7% male. The median age of the Victoria Point population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 74.8% of people living in Victoria Point were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8%, New Zealand 5.3%, South Africa 1.2%, Scotland 0.9%, Germany 0.5%. 92.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.2% Finnish, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% French.

Retirement villages

In 2007, there is a growing elderly population with six retirement villages currently in the suburb.

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