The Mater Home Lottery wants to give one lucky winner the Christmas of a lifetime, and with tickets in draw 280, that happy person could well be you!

If you’ve ever been to Bribie Island, you’ll know the joy of walking along a deserted beach, seeing a rare bird at Buckleys Hole or spotting an elusive dugong in the Pumice Passage. But what if you got to live there all year long? All the natural beauty of this exclusive coastal paradise could be minutes from your new home with a win in this luxury-laden draw.

On offer is an opulent four-bedroom home on the canals of Banksia Beach. The residence has been designed to maximize its prime waterfront location, with large open living spaces and an abundance of natural light. You’ll be able to see the water from your master suite, looking down over a property that comes with an inground pool and two stunning outdoor pavilions. There’s surely no better way to bring in the new year than from a million-dollar home in one of the most enviable locations on the Queensland coast.

The Luxurious Home in Banksia Beach

Bribie Island is largely uninhabited, and most residents live in a handful of communities clustered close to the bridge that leads to the mainland across the Pumistone Passage. This is a unique part of the country, where preserving the natural environment and the creatures who live in its waters takes precedence. The Bribie Island National Park occupies almost a third of the island, and most of the interior is filled with inaccessible conifer plantations. That leaves a perfect rim of pure white sand where you can find yourself alone among the waves and gulls.

The prize home, however, is anything but rustic. It’s a palatial four-bedroom residence that borders the water and has an outstanding exterior living area. Entertain your friends and family in the alfresco pavilion that has its own kitchen and BBQ. When you’re done swimming in the canal-side inground pool, put your feet up in the lounge pavilion and watch the boats go by. The inside rooms are just as decadent, with two living rooms and a fantastic media room that’s all set up for cozy movie nights. The master bedroom has its own ensuite, as does the guest bedroom. With four bedrooms in all, there’s plenty of space for everyone in this home that showcases the best of coastal living.

Bribie Island’s enviable location makes exploring the neighbouring Sunshine Coast a breeze. That means you can take advantage of all the golf courses, sporting attractions, shopping, dining and outdoor markets in the area and still come home to your quiet waterfront getaway. Brisbane is only an hour away, and you’ll also have all of the hinterland waiting right across the bridge. If you love the natural beauty of the coast, you’ll be in heaven on Bribie Island.

Features of the Home on Bribie Island

This is the perfect home for anyone who’s ever dreamed of a millionaire lifestyle on an island in the Coral Sea. And really, who hasn’t?

  • First prize is worth $1,716,000
  • The home itself is worth $1,575,000
  • Total living space of 408 square metres set on an 800 square metre lot
  • Integrated main level living area includes a spacious dining room and beautifully designed kitchen with breakfast island
  • Home office
  • Media room with home entertainment system
  • $136,000 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • Four bedrooms in all including a master with ensuite and walk-in robe/dressing room
  • Ensuite off the main guest room
  • Three and a half bathrooms altogether, including a main level powder room
  • Second lounge on the upper level has a wall-mounted TV and arcade games
  • Open study nook
  • Separate laundry room
  • Two outdoor pavilions including an al fresco with a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and BBQ
  • Lounge pavilion has comfortable seating and views of the water
  • Crystal clear L-shaped lap pool
  • Utility area and deck
  • Two-car garage
  • $5,000 in gold bullion to assist with 12 months of council rates and body corporate fees (those cost about $3,791 per year)
  • Transfer duty and legal fees paid

Note that the estimated return from renting the home fully furnished is $54,600 a year.

Important Dates

18 December 2018: The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #280 will close at 8:00pm EST

20 December 2018: The draw will take place at 11:00am EST at the Mater Foundation, 620 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.

Members of the public are welcome to come by and experience the excitement of a live draw.

Winners notified by registered mail. In addition, the Australian will post the result of draw 280 on Monday 24 December 2018. You can also find a list of winners on this site shortly after they are announced.

Open for Inspection

The prize home in Banksia Beach will be open for touring by the public between October 17 and December 16, 2018. Opening hours run from 9am to 5pm, every day of the week. You’ll find this gorgeous home at: 33 The Peninsula, Banksia Beach, QLD 4507.

Get Your Ticket Books

By buying a ticket book, you’ll not only be giving yourself more chances to win this distinguished home – you’ll be adding valuable gold bullion to the first prize pot if you’re the lucky winner. A $30 book, for example, gives you 25 chances to win and adds $35,000 in gold bullion to the first prize. That’s great value!

Ticket and Ticket Book Prices

Number of Chances to Win

Additional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person

$10 Book

6 Chances to Win

$10,000 in Gold Bullion

$15 Book

10 Chances to Win

$20,000 in Gold Bullion

$20 Book

15 Chances to Win

$25,000 in Gold Bullion

$25 Book

20 Chances to Win

$30,000 in Gold Bullion

$30 Book

25 Chances to Win

$35,000 in Gold Bullion

$40 Book

35 Chances to Win

$45,000 in Gold Bullion

$50 Book

45 Chances to Win

$50,000 in Gold Bullion

$70 Book

65 Chances to Win

$55,000 in Gold Bullion

$100 Book

100 Chances to Win

$60,000 in Gold Bullion

Thank you for your support of the Mater Foundation. We hope you’ll be toasting the new year from your pavilion in Banksia Beach and wish you the very best of luck in draw 280.