Deception Bay Suburb Profile

Deception Bay is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region approximately 32 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD.

Deception Bay takes its name from a small bay in the west of Moreton Bay, south of Pumicestone Passage and north of the Redcliffe Peninsula.  It was named by Lieutenant John Oxley who thought the bay was a river in 1823.  He mistakenly thought this due to the shallowness and named it Pumice Stone River, which later he changed to the name Deception Bay.

The area was once large sections of land supporting dairying and farming.  Today most large blocks have been subdivided to provide housing for a growing community while there are few blocks still remaining.

Fast forward a hundred years, Deception Bay has a population of 23, 215 and continues to grow.

Some current statistics below:

  • Median house prices – $550,000 (35.5% growth over 12 months)
  • Median unit prices – $310,000 (18.3% growth over 12 months)
  • Median house rent prices – $400 per week (14.3% growth over 12 months)
  • Median unit rental prices – $335 per week (4.7% growth over 12 months)


Deception Bay is close proximity to the waterfront, Brisbane CBD and areas north of Deception Bay such as Bribie Island.  Redcliffe is around the corner with tourist attractions up and down the coastline.  With shopping centres such as North Lakes. a number of schools surrounding the suburb and all the amenities at your fingertips, it is a fast developing suburb which has proven to be more affordable than the neighbouring suburbs.

Whether owner occupier or investor, Deception Bay is on the rise as an up and coming suburb that has plenty to offer.