War on our shores

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. During that war, Moreton Bay Region and its people were forever changed. Bribie Island transformed into a military installation and throughout our region, mainland areas became locations for soldier training and recreational camps.

'War on our shores' explores the unforeseen changes for locals as Australia prepared for the unknown and what life was like for the soldiers stationed here, ready to defend when the battle reached our shores.

Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Image credit: Four A.I.F. soldiers at the Coastal defenders mortar post, Bribie Island, 1942. Picture Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Council.

Bribie Seaside Museum

Explore the intriguing and fascinating history of Bribie Island in a beautiful contemporary museum. The Seaside Museum enjoys scenic views across the glimmering waters of the Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay.

The museum features:

  • a micro-theatre showing films about the Koopa, holidaying on Bribie and Fairweather
  • a large collection of preserved fish dating back to 1905 from Moreton Bay waters
  • stories of Bribie Island and its role in World War II
  • the story of the internationally-renowned artist Ian Fairweather
  • special exhibitions changing every few months
  • a diverse programme of events and workshops for adults and children
  • a special painted rock of Bribie’s very own Eric the emu. Can you find him?

Group Travel Peace of Mind

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Whether you need to book a group holiday, group day trip, group tour, or simply a group transfer give yourself peace of mind and take the worry out of traveling with a crowd by letting the experts handle the nitty-gritty details on your behalf.

All sorts of group holiday, work travel, tour and transfer needs can be catered to and accommodated, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Booking Notes

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Friday 31st July 10:00am
Sunday 22nd November 4:00pm


Bribie Island Seaside Museum, 1 South Esplanade, Bongaree 4507


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