Just 2km by 1km, it’s easy to get around this peaceful little island. The second smallest of the Southern Islands, it has a swimming enclosure and all the peace and quiet you want, particularly as it is virtually traffic-free. You can meet the locals at the recreation clubhouse. There's also a community hall, public tennis court and a first-aid facility.
If you're into boating and fishing, or enjoy solitude and the natural environment, this is the place for you. It is separated from the much larger Macleay Island by narrow Lucas Passage.
There is a general store near the jetty terminal. There's also a short – and free – passenger ferry ride to Macleay Island, where there’s a supermarket, a pharmacy, medical surgery, restaurants, hotel, sports club and a great arts and crafts centre.
B&B's and holiday cottages are available. Further information is available at the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre.
Schools and colleges
There are primary schools on Russell and Macleay islands. Secondary students attend school on the mainland.
Passenger and vehicle ferries depart from Weinam Creek Marina, Weinam Street, Redland Bay:
- Southern Island Ferry – 07 3206 8033 – passenger ferry
- Stradbroke Ferries – 07 3488 5300 – vehicle ferry
Inter-island transport is free. Mainland bus services connect with island transport services.
One of earliest European settlers on Lamb Island was Thomas Lucas, a ticket-of-leave convict who became an oysterman and major landowner on the island from the 1880s. He also owned land on Karragarra Island. Clarkes Point on eastern side of Lamb Island was used as a camp by several oystermen. Mango trees on Tina Avenue were planted by Leslie Corrie, president of Acclimatization Society in 1890 and later mayor of Brisbane.
The Harry Brook Reserve is a 2-ha site containing middens and mature forest red gums, which was one of the species logged by the earlier timber-getters.
Find more about our local history on our library Local History section.
Lamb Island is in Division 5 (Cr Mark Edwards).
Visit the popular parks on Lamb Island.