Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Hay's Inlet

Hay's Inlet

Hay's Inlet


Parts of Pine River and Hay’s Inlet upstream from Hornibrook Highway, between Redcliffe and Brisbane.

Plan number

FHA-012 (PDF, 1.2MB)


1,205 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

23 January 1969 (original declaration)
4 November 1989 (redeclared to include upstream adjoining fish habitats)
23 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Management features

Protection of shoal estuarine flats and intertidal fish habitats; stands of Excoecaria in estuary (uncommon elsewhere in Moreton Bay); limited habitat modification (runnels) for mosquito control.

Habitat values

Dominated by open Avicennia with other fringing mangrove communities along deeper muddy-sand substrates; small overwash mangrove islands; samphire flats associated with Pine River and Hay’s Inlet; seagrass beds at estuary mouth.

Fisheries values

Major recreational fishing ground; Australian bass; bream; blue salmon; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; jewfish; luderick; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; mud crabs; sand crabs; banana prawns; eastern king prawns.

Other values

Recreational area; education opportunities at Osprey House Environmental Centre.