Suburb Profile

Jacobs Well is a quaint fishing village situated near the mouth of the Pimpama River on the edge of a pristine waterway and is the gateway to Moreton Bay. Jacobs Well is a haven for fishermen and boat enthusiasts alike.  

As the gateway to southern Moreton Bay, boats can be launched at the local boat ramp or private jetties and is just a short boat or jet ski ride to the Gold Coast Broadwater, Gold Coast Seaway and Southport.  

Calypso Bay is a master planned community with resort-style facilities and easy access to the open ocean. It is also home to Calypso Bay marina and Harrigans Drift Inn.  

Jacobs Well is situated approximately halfway between the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It can be found 10 minutes off the Pacific Highway after a short, peaceful drive through scenic fields of sugarcane. 

For a change of pace the Gold Coast’s major theme parks are only a 15 minute drive away and the heart of bustling Gold Coast and beaches is just 30 minutes down the road. 


Whilst there are no schools in Jacobs Well it is only a short drive or bus ride to the following:  

  • Woongoolba State School 
  • Lords 
  • Kings Christian School 
  • Ormeau Woods State High School 
  • Pimpama State Primary & Secondary College 


38.9km to Surfers Paradise
56.5km to Brisbane
15.6km to Dreamworld
42km to Tamborine Mountain
63.8km to Coolangatta Airport
64.9km to Brisbane Airport
32.2km to Gold Coast University Hospital  


Jacobs Well Medical Centre
Friendly Care Pharmacy
Jacobs Well Superette
Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR)
Community Centre
Jacobs Well Tourist Park 

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