Suburb Profile: Hope Island

Location and boundaries

Hope Island is bounded by the Coomera River in the north, north-east and west, Coombabah Creek in the south-east, and Saltwater Creek in the south.

Name origin

Hope Island is named after Captain Louis Hope, a contributor to the development of the Queensland sugar industry.



Land area

1,417 hectares (14 Km2)

Population density

5.98 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing. Population was minimal until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the late 1980s. The population doubled between 1991 and 2001, and then doubled again between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the share of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Hope Island is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Links Hope Island Golf Club, Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club, Hope Island Central Shopping Centre, Hope Island Shopping Centre, Marine Village Shopping Centre, Broadwater Plaza, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Pat Cash International Tennis Academy, Sanctuary Cove Marina, Saltwater Park, Banksia Park, Charles Holm Park, Stan Kenwrick Park and Village Square.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14