23 km south-east of Brisbane in the Redland Bay area, Sheldon (4157) is a bushland suburb established in 1980 with residential acreages and protected areas preserving eucalyptus forests with endangered species e.g. the koala.
Tingalpa Creek flows along its western border and because of this, Sheldon is a catchment area for the Leslie Harrison Dam. It is also well known for its private college, Sheldon College founded in 1997. It is also known for its quarry which has been a source of contention around issues of pollution and occupational health and safety breaches.
In 2011, Sheldon was home to about 1,700 people what at an average age of 42 years were older than Brisbane residents. About 92% were born in New Zealand, England or Australia. The only notable minority were from South Africa. Almost all residents spoke English as their primary language at home.