Life in Hervey Bay

Living in Hervey Bay Australia

Living in Hervey Bay Australia

Life in Hervey Bay

Welcome to Hervey Bay.  We know you are going to love living in Hervey Bay and have a great time if you are passing through.

Life in Hervey Bay

Life in Hervey Bay

Is Hervey Bay a good place to live?

Yes, Hervey Bay is a great place to live or visit.  Below our guide to Hervey Bay will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.

Visas required to live in Hervey Bay

If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Hervey Bay, you are going to need a visa to do so.  Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Hervey Bay.  Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.


If you are moving to Hervey Bay and want to find a job in Hervey Bay we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Hervey Bay for new arrivals.  Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.

Map of Hervey Bay

Weather in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a city on the coast of the Fraser Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres (180 mi) or 3½ hours’ highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is located on the bay of the same name open to the Coral Sea between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island (also known as K’Gari and Gari). 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. In October 2019, Hervey Bay was named the First Whale Heritage Site in the world by the World Cetacean Alliance, for its commitment to and practices of sustainable whale and dolphin watching. A 2010 study by Deakin University showed that people on the Fraser Coast area including Hervey Bay, were the happiest in Australia. At June 2018, there were an estimated 54,674 people in Hervey Bay, having grown by an annual average of 1.31% year-on-year over the preceding five years.

Hotels and Accommodation in Hervey Bay

There are all types of accommodation available in Hervey Bay.  The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save

This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.

Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.

Comfort Inn Fraser Gateway
1 review
68 Main St, Pialba Queensland 4655, Australia
Kingfisher Bay Resort
1 review
Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island Queensland 4581, Australia
Australiana Holiday Park – Aspen Parks
1 review
295 Boat Harbour Dr, Scarness Queensland 4655, Australia
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay
1 review
475 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay Queensland 4655, Australia
Beaches Backpackers Hervey Bay
2 reviews
195 Torquay Tce, Hervey Bay Queensland 4655, Australia

Hervey Bay is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.

Accountants in Hervey Bay


Banks in Hervey Bay



Cafes in Hervey Bay


Eat At Dan & Steph’s
17 reviews
Shop 1B, 449 The Esplanade, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia
6 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
428 Esplanade, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia
Arkarra Restaurant & Balinese Tea Gardens
2 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
28 Panorama Dr, Dundowran Beach Queensland 4655, Australia
The Depot
1 review
Coffee & Tea
42 Chapel Rd, Nikenbah Queensland 4655, Australia
Codys Coffee Shack
1 review
Coffee & Tea
400 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia


Carpet Cleaners in Hervey Bay


The Green and Clean Team
1 review
Home Cleaning, Office Cleaning
83 Beach Road, Pialba Queensland 4655, Australia

Dentists in Hervey Bay



Doctors and Medical clinics in Hervey Bay


You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.

Michelle Smart Remedial Massage & Holistic Therapies
1 review
Massage, Naturopathic/Holistic, Reiki
399 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia


Contact one of the Hervey Bay Electricians below



Hospitals in Hervey Bay



Mechanics in Hervey Bay


Dunelm House Bed and Breakfast
1 review
Hotels, Auto Repair
540 Bargara Rd, Bargara Queensland 4670, Australia

Newspapers in Hervey Bay




Pest Control in Hervey Bay




Plumbers in Hervey Bay



Real Estate Agents in Hervey Bay 



Restaurants in Hervey Bay


Maddigan’s Seafood
7 reviews
Fast Food, Seafood
401 Charlton Esp, Shop 1, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia
The Vinyard
5 reviews
Wine Bars, Modern Australian
552 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan Queensland 4655, Australia
Oriental Palace Chinese Restaurant
2 reviews
352 Esplanade, Shop 8, Scarness Queensland 4655, Australia
Eat At Dan & Steph’s
17 reviews
Shop 1B, 449 The Esplanade, Torquay Queensland 4655, Australia
Coast Restaurant & Bar
15 reviews
469 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay Queensland 4655, Australia

Schools in Hervey Bay



Solicitors in Hervey Bay



Supermarkets in Hervey Bay 


Mitchell’s Modern Pantry
1 review
220 Adelaide St, Maryborough Queensland 4650, Australia
IGA X-press
1 review
302 Branyan Dr, Shop 1, Bundaberg Queensland 4670, Australia


Vets in Hervey Bay 



For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.


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