Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Currumbin Creek

Currumbin Creek declared Fish Habitat Area

Currumbin Creek declared Fish Habitat Area


Part of Currumbin Creek, adjacent to Palm Beach and Currumbin High School, Gold Coast.

Plan number

FHA-020 (PDF, 292.7KB)


9 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Gold Coast City Council

Management features

Habitats support commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; used for both education and research.

Habitat values

Scattered mangrove stands dominated by Avicennia, seagrass and saltmarsh along estuary.

Fisheries values

Important recreational fishing area of southern Gold Coast; bream, estuary cod, flathead, garfish, mangrove jack, sea mullet, tailor, whiting, mud and sand crabs.

Unique features

The most southerly estuary in Queensland, with some of the last remaining examples of natural marine vegetation in this area.

Other values

Excellent boardwalk with fishing platforms; outstanding educational value with adjoining school launching ramp and fish habitat interpretive signage in FHA.