We’ve researched Bribie Island several times (plus visited) as a retirement location when researching for Where To Retire In Australia books. One local told us that ‘many people seem to have moved from somewhere else, so we connect and there is a real sense of community’.
There’s a surf beach one side of the island and calmer waters on the other side. The bridge of around 830 metres is the link to the mainland.
Fast Facts, Bribie Island
Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2016
Where To Retire In Australia, Bribie Island Ambassadors
We asked our where2now.net Ambassadors Max and Luz about moving from Alice Springs to Bribie Island to retire:
Max & Luz
Name: Max & Luz
Age: Over 60
Previous Occupation: Company Manager then owner of a Legal Services business until retiring.
Location Of Your Previous Career: Alice Springs
Why did you move to Bribie Island?
1/ Mild weather
2/ Location close to family and friends.
3/ Very good and easily accessible medical facilities.
What do you think the advantages are of living on Bribie Island?
1/ Plenty of sport and recreation facilities
2/ Excellent quiet seaside living.
3/ Very good modern shopping facilities – no need to leave the island.
There are now many families living here and commuting to work. There are a number of schools, including high school and a university not far away.
Bribie is a great place to live and play.
What do you miss about living in Alice Springs?
You do miss all your friends and contacts after leaving and need to take time and patience to build this up again in your chosen destination.
Your advice for people who would like to move to a new location after 50?
Read ‘Where To Retire in Australia’ this gave us a head start confirming all of the above.
Thanks Max and Luz…..(and a Disclaimer: We did not ask for a recommendation!)