Hervey Bay Schools & Education

Discover Hervey Bay Schools & Education Options

Hervey Bay schools, colleges, and our local university campus are known to be among some of the best education institutions in the country. Likewise, there are also plenty of excellent primary and kindergarten options for younger students. Choosing what school to send children to, especially what high school is an important decision for parents. So what do parents want? What is the best way to select a school? Which Hervey Bay schools are considered to be the best? Read on and decide for yourself.

Hervey Bay State Primary Schools

Hervey Bay Education has plenty of primary education options including public state schools, independent or catholic schools to select from. You’ll find that all of the primary schools in Hervey Bay are modern and well-equipped to deliver excellent education opportunities to your primary school children. All of the schools listed below are considered to be some of the best Hervey Bay schools options.

Fun Fact: Torquay State School was originally opened on 21st January 1901 as a provisional school, meaning that it had less than 30 pupils.It was built on land owned by the parents at the corner of Barnstaple and Honiton Streets. The school was closed and rebuilt at the current location of Tavistock Street and Torquay Terrace in 1937. Torquay State School has about 350 students and a school ethos that is based on good old-fashioned values.

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Kawungan State School

Grevillea St, Kawungan QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 9111

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Pialba State School

Alice St, Pialba QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 7777

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Sandy Straits State School

138 Robert St, Urangan QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 0333

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Torquay State School

Tavistock St, Torquay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4194 4333

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Urangan Point State School

44-58 Miller St, Urangan QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4194 8333

Yarrilee State School

Yarrilee State School

15 Scrub Hill Rd, Urraween QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 7111

Hervey Bay Special School

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Hervey Bay Special School

23 Frangipanni Avenue Kawungan QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 1777

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Hervey Bay Special School is a purpose-built facility for students with intellectual and multiple disabilities.
The school was originally built in the early ’80s with 5 purpose-built buildings. Over the years, the school has been extended, adding a Library, a Large Administration Building, 3 double demountable classrooms, (each with a built-in kitchen), and a refurbished tuck shop and general kitchen. There is also a Multipurpose Hall which houses a gym, kitchen, and  Snoezelen Room. Excellent outdoor facilities include two junior playgrounds and a bike track. All classrooms and learning areas are air-conditioned, ensuring that the health and safety of all students and their medical needs are catered for.

Hervey Bay Special School is fortunate enough to have 3 school buses that assist with various transport needs including extra-curricular programs, work placements, community access programs, sports carnivals, school camps, excursions, and music eisteddfods.

Hervey Bay State High Schools

There are two public or state Hervey Bay high schools to choose from, Hervey Bay State High School located in Pialba opened in 1964, and Urangan State High School in Urangan opened in 1992. 

Hervey Bay High School is a co-ed school providing quality education to about 1355 students from years 7 to 12 . Offering a wide curriculum including a full range of traditional subjects as well as specialist fields of marine studies, agricultural science, information and communication technologies, vocational education programs, traineeships and apprenticeships and, first year university subjects through the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Urangan High School is a friendly, happy and busy community where our motto “Working together to learn” is enacted on a day to day basis. Dedicated to the provision of high quality educational and social experiences that enable each student to discover, nurture and develop their own unique potential. Setting high standards and expecting studenst to strive to be the best they can be, in all facets of their lives:  new ideas, new ways and new possibilities for future success.


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Hervey Bay State High School

56 Beach Rd, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4194 3777

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Urangan State High School

120 Robert St, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 0111

Hervey Bay Alternative High School Options

There are two alternative high school options in Hervey Bay that cater especially to the needs of students that prefer a different type of high school experience. Of course, there is also a vocational path via Tafe (but that option has been included under our adult education section). 

Carinity Education Glendyne is a Special Assistance School which provides an alternative educational setting for students with high-level needs. The school also caters for students with social and emotional disabilities, and/or those that may be at risk of disengagement from education. Likewise, those students that may do better in a setting with flexible learning structures with a focus on developing social and life skills that equip them with strategies to help overcome day-to-day life challenges rather than on an academic curriculum.

Hervey Bay Performing Arts College was  founded in 2017 specifically catering to students wishing to focus on the performing arts industry. The school believes in nurturing and guiding students to reach their full potential both academically & practically. In collaboration with Cairns School of Distance Education, they strive to provide students with the best possible alternate high school experience.  

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Carinity Education Glendyne

72 Nikenbah-Dundowran Rd, Nikenbah QLD 4655
Ph: 07 4128 6199

Hervey Bay Performing Arts College

Hervey Bay Performing Arts College

9-11 Thomas Street, Pialba, QLD, 4655
Ph: 0434 010 026

Hervey Bay Private Schools
(Primary & Secondary May Be Inclusive)

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Bayside Christian College

171 Pantlins Ln, Urraween QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4124 4417

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Fraser Coast Anglican College

Doolong Sth Rd, Wondunna QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4124 5411

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Star of the Sea
Catholic Primary School

33 Hughes Rd, Torquay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4125 1220

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St James Lutheran College

138-172 Pantlins Ln, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4128 5500

Xavier Catholic College

Xavier Catholic College

1 Wide Bay Dr, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Ph: (07) 4197 1177

Hervey Bay Schools Adult Education

WideBay TAFE

47-95 Urraween Rd, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Tel: 1300 308 233

Hervey Bay Tafe campus is located in the suburb of Pialba, just a 10-minute drive from the Stockland Shopping Centre.

The Hervey Bay Tafe College features specialist training facilities including an English language centre, hair and beauty salon, training restaurant, and horticultural training spaces. The campus offers courses across a range of study areas including automotive, business, community services, construction trades, electrical, engineering, English language, hair and beauty, horticulture, hospitality, information technology, massage, nursing, retail, and sport and fitness.

University of the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast

161-179 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Tel: (07) 5456 5600

To become Australia’s premier regional university.

Enriching our regions, connecting with our communities, and creating opportunities for all.

USC promises to:

  • Advocate for equitable access to education and knowledge.
  • Recognise and embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Champion environmental sustainable principles and practices.
  • Commit to fair and ethical behaviour.
  • Respect their people, communities, and potential.
  • Be accountable to themselves and each other.
  • Strive for excellence and innovation in all that they do.

Hervey Bay Preschools & Daycare Options

Hervey Bay Preschools, Kindergartens & Daycare Centres

There are plenty of quality preschools, kindergartens, and daycare options available throughout all of Hervey Bay. Click on the search button to go to view options.

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