Sheldon is largely a semi-rural area, with expansive tracts of bushland providing a haven for wildlife. Much of the suburb lies in the catchment area for Leslie Harrison Dam and therefore is protected.
Residents choosing to live in Sheldon enjoy a quiet bushland lifestyle, yet they are just minutes from the schools and busy commercial hubs in Capalaba and Victoria Point.
Its major features are the substantial conservation areas – the Brisbane Koala Bushlands, Emu Street Bushland Reserve, Ford Road Conservation Area and Summit Street Reserve.
The closest major shopping precinct is at Capalaba.
Schools and colleges
Sheldon College, on Taylor Road, is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational school. The nearest state schools are at Capalaba.
Sheldon’s nearest train stations are at Cleveland and Birkdale. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services.
Sheldon’s history records that its name comes from an old English word meaning “steep-sided hill and wooded valley”.
Read more about the history of Sheldon.
Sheldon is in Division 6 (Cr Julie Talty).
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View Sheldon-Mount Cotton's national regional profile (Australian Bureau of Statistics)