Local Information

Thinking about moving to Ormeau?

Ormeau is one of those rare suburbs where the word "community" actually means something. Originally populated by farmers the laid back nature and willingness to help others comes naturally to most making it a very special place to live. You can call anywhere 'home' but it doesnt mean you feel that sense of belonging. The ability to visit the local shops and say hello to at least a handful of people you know is priceless and as the area continues to grow we hope to keep these core values in place.

If being a part of something bigger is what you are looking for - you have come to the right place. Take a look around this website to discover the vast array of local businesses and resources, community groups, sporting groups and educational opportunities for children.

Ormeau has it all and it is just one of the reasons we are proud to call it home.

Keep an eye on this spot, we will soon develop a moving house section with lots of useful resources to prepare you for the joys of moving house. This will include products and services, helpful tips and advice and much more. To later evolve this area we will be creating a 'home builders' link for those brave people who have bought land and need help with the big job ahead! If you have any features you want to see appear in either of these zones - contact us!

Image thanks to Bounce Photography and Nicole Hintz.


Ormeau Demographics

Ormeau is a northern suburb of the Gold Coast positioned midway between Brisbane and Surfers Paradise. Ormeau covers both sides of the M1 Motorway with the most northern area named Norfolk Village which sits above the lower portion known as Ormeau Hills and on the Eastern side of the freeway there are several developments near the extensive Jacobs Ridge Estate.

Pimpama lies on the eastern side of the highway south-east of Ormeau. The Pimpama River flows beneath the road bridges to eventually reach the waters of Moreton Bay. The area is within 25 minutes of the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

As the suburb continues to grow two major estate releases are planed for the coming years.

Residential
Ormeau caters for a mixture of rentals, residential housing and acreage properties offering a peaceful lifestyle with all the city amenities and employment nearby. Land is still available. Some parts of Ormeau offer spectacular views across to Stradbroke Island. Lewani Palms Resort is an over 50's security gated area and also located in Ormeau.

Shopping
Old Ormeau Town has an IGA supermarket, tavern, Post Office, pharmacy and medical centre. Norfolk Village has a Coles and speciality stores. View the shopping centre maps here. Other major shopping centres nearby include Beenleigh, Coomera and the Logan Hyperdome which is a short 15 minute commute.

Transportation
Ormeau boasts an array of public transportation resources including a local train station which connects to all Gold Coast stations and the major Brisbane lines including direct routes to the Brisbane airport. There is also a full bus service available to most areas. Visit the transportation link for more details.

Recreation
There are many attractions nearby including the Yatala Drive-in Theatre, Pimpama Strawberry Farm, Dreamworld and White Water World (a 10 minute commute down the M1), Go Kart riding and much more. There are also lots of events going on each and every day - check out the events tab to make sure you don't miss anything.

Demographics Overview
In 2007 the Ormeau population was 19,065 and it continues to grow on a daily basis. The size of Ormeau is approximately 24km2. The population in 2001 was 4,221 people and by 2006 had grown to 8,506 showing a growth of 96%. The predominant age group in Ormeau is 0-9 years. Households are primarily couples with children. Most are repaying mortgages with a 70% owner occupancy rate.


Emergency Services

Police

Call 000 in case of emergency.

Beenleigh, Kent Street: 3807 7770
Coomera, De Barnett Street: 5573 6111 or 5519 5555
Jacobs Well Police Beat, 34 Helmore Road: 5546 2377

Crime Stoppers

If you have any information that may help solve a crime, contact Crime Stoppers on their toll free number:  1800 333 000.

Neighbourhood Watch - Jacobs Ridge Estate

To learn more about this group please click here.

Ambulance

Emergency, Accident and Sudden Illness: 000 (24 hours)

Bookings for Non-Urgent Medical: Transport (24 Hours) 13 1233
(requires a transport authority signed by a doctor)

Community Contact Centre: 13 1304
(for all enquiries; first aid training; baby capsules; community services)

South Eastern Regional Office, 32 Tansey Street, Beenleigh: 3287 8506
Gold Coast Area Office, 2 Binstead Drive, Southport: 5532 5100

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

Emergency calls only (24 hours): 000
Community Contact Centre (all enquires): 13 1304
Community Safety Unit administration: 5583 7578
Rural Fire Service (District Office, Ipswich): 3381 7122

www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au
www.fire.qld.gov.au

Gold Coast Public Hospitals

Gold Coast Hospital, 108 Nerang Street, Southport: 5519 8211
Patient Enquires: 5519 8242
Specialist Outpatient Clinic: 5519 8246
Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drug Services: 5519 8777

Breastscreen Queensland, local bookings: 13 2050

Logan Public Hospital

Cnr Armstrong & Loganlea Roads Meadowbrook
General Enquires: 3299 8899
Website: visit website

Animal Control / Emergency Services

Gold Coast City Pound: Shelter Road, Coombabah, 5581 7600
Open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday

Animal Welfare League of Queensland: Shelter Road, Coombabah: 5509 9000

Gold Coast City Council Links

Division 1

Division 1 is the City's northern gateway to the Gold Coast. The newly defined boundaries comprise what has historically been the city's largest division, in both area and resident numbers. It is home to much of the city's development and has great diversity and importance as a region. Division 1 encompasses the following suburbs:

Alberton, Cedar Creek, Coomera and Upper Coomera, Gilberton, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Luscombe, Norwell, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Willow Vale, Wongawallan, Woongoolba and Yatala.

Division 1 Council Representative

Donna Gates: View website - Phone: 5581 6301 or 0424 778 999

Mobile Library

The GCCC mobile library stops at several locations across Ormeau. Access the latest calendar here - Visit website.

Gold Coast City Council Main Office

5582 8211; 1300 130 854 (both 24hrs) - Visit website

General Noise Complaints: 5581 6220 (office hours only)
Domestic Animal Noise Problems: 5581 6664 (office hours only)

GCCC Rates - website
Homewise Guide - website
Gold Coast Attractions - website
Application for community events in council parks - pdf link
A-Z Council Listings - website


Ormeau Business

Ormeau Networking Breakfast

When: 3rd Tuesday every month - 7am - 8.30am (see events calendar to confirm dates)
Where: Norfolk Tavern, Pascoe Road Ormeau
What: Buffet breakfast, business coaching guidance, guest speaker, door prizes and networking
Cost: $20 which includes your meal and a $5 charity donation
RSVP: Contact LJ Hooker Ormeau on 5549 4500 or ormeau@ljh.com.au

Monthly networking breakfast events are proudly run by LJ Hooker Ormeau as a way to help local businesses group together and utilise the services within the area. It is also a good way to get extra inspiration and direction making your business run at its peak. Everyone is welcome just remember to bring lots of business cards for networking purposes.

Join the mailing list to ensure you don't miss a meeting or keep an eye on our events page or the Facebook page.

Useful Business Links

Fairtrading QLD - website
Register a QLD Business Name - website
ASIC - website
ATO - website
Business listings for business and finance - view


Other Useful Information and Links

Weather Reports

BOM - view Gold Coast weather forecast
BOM - view real-time weather radar for Ormeau

Toilet Maps

A website containing all of the public toilet locations across Australia. view website

Electricity and Gas Service

Energex general enquires: 13 1253
Loss of supply: 13 6262 (24-hr service)
Emergencies: 13 1253 (24-hour service)

Blue Card

Who needs a blue card?
A person will need a blue card if they propose to work, in a paid or voluntary capacity, or to carry on a business, in a child-related area regulated by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000. If you are volunteering at a school where your child attends, you do not need a blue card. You can gain a free blue card if you are part of a not for profit organisation or donating your time in an area which a Blue card is required. Process time is approximately 6 weeks from application submission. You can download the forms here.

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Become an Australian Citizen

Australian citizenship is an important step in your migration story. Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and all that this country stands for. It is also the beginning of your formal membership of the Australian community. It is the step that will enable you to say ‘I am Australian’.

Australian citizenship is a privilege that offers enormous rewards. By becoming an Australian citizen, you are joining a unique national community. Our country has been built on the combined contributions of our Indigenous people and those who came later from all over the world. We celebrate this diversity and at the same time, strive for a unified and harmonious nation.

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Australian Red Cross - Blood Donations

You can generously donate blood in many locations across Australia and we are lucky enough to have a place in Ormeau (near the Supa IGA). Visit this link for details or phone 13 14 95.