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Fraser Coast Regional Council


The Fraser Coast Regional Council area is located in the Wide Bay Burnett Region of Queensland. The Fraser Coast region encompasses a total land area of about 7,100 square kilometres, including national parks and state forests. The Fraser Coast region area includes rural areas and growing rural-residential and residential areas, with some commercial and industrial land uses. The main urban centres are Hervey Bay and Maryborough, with numerous smaller townships and villages. Rural land is used largely for cattle grazing, sugar cane growing and timber production.

Key employment sectors include health care, retail trade, education, accommodation and food services (tourism), and manufacturing. The Fraser Coast Region has two public hospitals (Hervey Bay Hospital and Maryborough Hospital) and two private hospitals (St Stephen’s Hospital at Hervey Bay and Maryborough). The two main retail areas in Fraser Coast are the Hervey Bay CBD and the Maryborough CBD, with other significant retail centres being Bay Plaza, Eli Waters Shopping Centre, Maryborough Central Plaza Shopping Centre, Pialba Place Shopping Centre, River Heads Shopping Village, Station Square Shopping Centre, Stockland Hervey Bay Shopping Centre and Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Educational facilities include the University of Southern Queensland (Fraser Coast Campus), Wide Bay Institute of TAFE (Hervey Bay and Maryborough Campuses), and numerous private and public schools. The main industrial areas are located in the southern parts of Hervey Bay and the eastern and the western parts of Maryborough.

Fraser Coast Regional Council

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Bruce Highway
  • Fraser Coast Airport (Hervey Bay and Maryborough)
  • Tilt Train
  • Fraser Island Ferry and Barges


  • Brisbane CBD 250km
  • Bundaberg CBD 110km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Dundowran (north of Lower Mountain Road)
  • Maryborough (eastern section)
  • Maryborough West
  • Urangan (southern section)