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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Hervey Bay is a city on the Fraser Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. Hervey Bay is situated approximately 290 kilometres or 3½ hours drive north of Brisbane or a 90 minute flight to Sydney.

It is a natural bay open to the Coral Sea between the Queensland mainland and nearby world heritage listed Fraser Island. The local economy relies on tourism which is based primarily around whale watching in Platypus Bay to the north, ferry access to Fraser Island, accessible recreational fishing and boating and the natural north facing, calm beaches with wide undeveloped foreshore zones.

Hervey Bay is a fast growing coastal city with a population of over 63,000 and over 106,000 in the Fraser Coast Regional Council catchment.


The city is emerging from a coastal hotspot to become a sophisticated multi layer regional city, with a diverse market. Once based on tourism, it is now a multi facilitated employment centre with the health industry being the main employer due to the baby boomer influx.


From an investment perspective the region has been identified as the next 'hot spot' with the regional population set to grow dramatically over the next 20 years to more than 120,000, outstripping the Queensland average and only surpassed by the south-east corner. This growth will occur in all demographic segments.