Suburb Profile: Jacobs Well – Alberton

Location and boundaries

Jacobs Well – Alberton is bounded by the Logan River, Redland City and Moreton Bay in the north, the Coral Sea in the east, the Main Channel and the Pimpama River in the south, and the locality of Ormeau, Burnside Road, Jacobs Well Road and Rotary Park Road in the west.

Name origin

Jacobs Well is thought to be named either after the Jacob’s Well in the Bible, or after a well discovered by Johann Gottlieb Gross. Alberton is named after Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.



Land area

19,351 hectares (194 Km2)

Population density

0.17 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s when the township of Alberton was surveyed. Land was used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant development occurred from the 1980s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Jacobs Well – Alberton is a rural and residential area with many islands. Rural land is used mainly for sugar cane growing and prawn farming.

Major features

Major features of the area include Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Jumpinpin – Broadwater Fish Habitat Reserve, Cabbage Tree Point Conservation Park, Horizon Shores Marina, Holden Performance Driving Centre, Pimpama Island Sports Complex, Calypso Bay Golf Course, Woongoolba Aquatic Centre, Coomera Island, Kangaroo Island, Woogoompah Island, Alberton Cricket Grounds, Riesenweber Park, various small islands and one school.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Alberton, Gilberton, Jacobs Well, Norwell, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Steiglitz and Woongoolba.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14