Deception Bay

About Deception Bay

Deception Bay is a coastal suburb just off the Redcliffe Peninsula, neighbouring suburbs include Rothwell, Narangba and North Lakes.

Once rich pastoral and grazing land, the area is now an established and growing residential area. Deception Bay's sheltered location and access to both river and bay make it an excellent spot for recreational boating and fishing.

A walk along the waterfront is a must, the esplanade incorporates timber boardwalks, a cycleway, barbecues, viewing platforms and beautiful views of the bay offering the perfect spot to stop for a picnic.


Deception Bay has one major High School serving the area, Deception Bay State High School and three primary schools Deception Bay North State School, Deception Bay State School and Moreton Downs State School.

Shopping facilities include one major shopping centre the Market Square in Deception Bay and many other stand alone small businesses throughout the suburb.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library in Deception Bay on Bayview Terrace.

Things to see and do in Deception Bay

  • Cottonwood Walk
  • Freshwater National Park
  • Deception Bay Dog Beach
  • Deception Bay Conservation Park
  • Deception Bay Historic Bathing Pool


Deception Bay began as a seaside village overlooking shallow mud flats with a couple of houses to let, sea baths built by the Bancrofts and a dressing shed to cater for visitors. The suburb is called Deception Bay because when it was discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual shallowness.

European pioneer of Deception Bay is Dr Joseph Bancroft who moved there in 1881. Bancroft was a competent medical Doctor and a botanical researcher. The families importance is acknowledged by a memorial on Bancroft Terrace.

The Latest Deception Bay News

Local News   •   10-1-2022  •   Jodie Powell

Update: Deception Bay bingo on hold

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Local News   •   16-11-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Busi course a welcome boost

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Gardening   •   3-11-2021  •   Kylie Knight

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news   •   9-10-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Council working magic at Fairy Way

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Local News   •   12-9-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Moving police memorial inspires community

Deception Bay’s Fairy Way is home to a new memorial for Senior-Constable David Masters……

Community approach to ending Domestic and Family Violence

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With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath and Deputy Premier Steven Miles have all urged people to get tested – no matter how mild their symptoms. Here’s where to go in the Moreton Bay Region……

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 10 action, results

What a night it could be for Redcliffe State High School graduate Teagan Micah, pictured centre, and her Matildas team-mates at the Tokyo Olympics where four other 'locals' are in action today. Follow their fortunes right here.…

Billy to 'keep busy' after second comeback win

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Pelite targets golden double

Evania Pelite is part of the Australian team which this week starts the defence of its Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens crown in Tokyo.…

Revealed: Where North Lakes' new fire station will be built

The site for North Lakes' first fire station has been unveiled. …

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Deception Bay Heritage Trail

The Deception Bay Heritage Trail is about four kilometres long, and can be completed within a 90-minute walk. This heritage location is marked by over 10 distinctive sculptural markers …

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