About Us

HISTORY

Our Club started modestly in the Island’s Progress Hall in 1968. Thanks to the efforts of its members and assistance from Redland Shire (now City) Council, a clubhouse was built on the north-western foreshore in 1986. It has been extended and improved many times since and throughout has served as the Southern Moreton Bay Islands’ premier dining and entertainment venue with a strong community focus. Newcomers and visitors usually form their most lasting and favourable impression of the Bay Islands through their experience at our Club.

 

CLUB POLICIES

MIBC prides itself on providing its members and guests with a venue that is welcoming, friendly, responsible, safe and provide the very best in entertainment and dining. Our club remains committed to the support and sponsorship of many local community groups and charity organisations. MIBC requires its staff and committee to display responsible practices in the service of alcohol. We ensure all staff are professionally trained in the Responsible Service of Alcohol. All staff are adequately trained in recognising unduly intoxicated and disorderly patrons and the management supports staff that refuse service to intoxicated and disorderly patrons. Whilst children (minors) are permitted in the clubhouse they must remain under strict parental supervision at all times and must vacate the premises by 8.30pm daily. Our club offers members and guests the use of the courtesy bus and encourages patrons to use this service and also offer free phone calls for taxi or pickups. The MIBC, while attempting to offer its members a competitively priced product, in no way support the sale of heavily discounted alcohol or double spirit drinks. Our product range includes midstrength and light beer and the availability of half nip spirits, soft drinks, coffee and water at our club at all times.
Minimising the impact on our neighbours To reduce the impact of noise on the residents near the club, the following practices and procedures are in place:

  • No air conditioning units will be used after 10.30pm
  • No disposal of glass waste between 8pm and 8am
  • No consumption of liquor in outdoor areas after 10pm
  • Adequate signage and patron awareness in minimising the noise when leaving the club
  • To ensure amplified entertainment does not exceed noise, a trained staff member will measure, monitor and document approved limits the levels at regular intervals

 

DRESS CODE & BEHAVIOUR RULES

Not permitted at any time

  • Bare feet
  • Swimwear
  • Sleeveless shirts / Singlets for men
  • Dirty work clothes or work shoes
  • T-Shirts with obscene messages
  • Ripped or torn clothing
  • Bad language
  • No gang related clothing, jewellery or apparel.
  • Hats/headwear

 

Not permitted after 7pm

  • Excessively short shorts
  • Bare midriffs

 

Please note

  • Appearance must be clean, neat and tidy at all times
  • Footwear must be worn at all times
  • Management reserves the right to determine dress standards
  • Management’s decision shall be final in all matters to dress rules and behaviour

 

COMMITTEE & MANAGEMENT

Chairman – Roderick Callaghan

Vice Chairman - Barry Reid

Hon. Secretary – Peter Adams

Treasurer - Paul Haig-Smith

Green's Director - Brian Stephenson

Committee - Alan McGrath

How To Get Here

The Bay Islands are located in the beautiful Moreton Bay Marine Park and are just a short ferry trip from Redland Bay. The water taxis depart Weinam Creek Marina, located at Banana Street Redland Bay and run frequently throughout the day, 7 days a week servicing all islands. The boats are wheelchair friendly likewise all the jetty facilities. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office located at the Redland Bay terminal. One –way fares can be purchased aboard the vessel. Full eftpos and credit card facilities are available at the ticket office. Public bus services run to and from Weinam Creek Marina. Please visit Translink for bus routes and schedules.


Please call the Club in advance to book the courtesy bus (operates Wednesday to Sunday).