Aldershot Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide


Where is Aldershot QLD?

Distance From Brisbane to Aldershot Maryborough to Hervey Bay

Aldershot, an outer suburb of Maryborough is situated approximately 250 kilometers north of Brisbane and about 45 kilometers south of Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia.

Accessing Hervey Bay from Aldershot/Maryborough: With an approximate travel time of around 30 – 40 minutes, the drive from Aldershot Maryborough to Hervey Bay is seamless, making it effortless to transition between these two distinct locales.


Aldershot Population: 1,152
Closest State School: Maryborough West State School 
Distance to Maryborough Central Shopping Centre: 15 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach: 
30-60 minutes by car
Distance to Maryborough Base Hospital: 
9 minutes by car

Aldershot QLD History

Aldershot, located 8 km north-west of Maryborough in Queensland, is a unique place with an intriguing history. Once an industrial town, it now boasts a quiet charm. The town is nestled between the Bruce Highway and the North Coast railway line, with Sandy Creek to its south.

Back in 1888, the Queensland Smelting Co Ltd set up shop in Aldershot. They established a smelting works, envisioning a steady supply of fuel from the nearby Burrum coalfield. However, it turned out that they miscalculated, as coal was more readily available in Howard, not too far away. The smelting works were conveniently located on the railway line from Maryborough, making transportation easier.

The smelting works came to life in 1893, and it’s believed that the company borrowed the name from Aldershot, Hampshire. This industrial facility sourced ore from various agencies in Zeehan, Tasmania, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. They were in the business of producing high-grade refined copper, lead, silver, and gold. The operation included six furnaces (two for lead), crushing and milling plants, and even an assay office.

Aldershot did have some essential amenities, including a primary school established in 1892 and a post office. However, it notably lacked a hotel. The smelting works closed its doors in 1906, as smelters nearer to the ore bodies were constructed in northern Queensland. The bricks from one of the smelter chimneys found a new purpose as they were repurposed for a fence at a Maryborough flour mill. After the closure of the smelting works, the population of Aldershot was a mere 34 in the 1921 census.

Aldershot QLD Today

Fast forward to more recent times, in the 2006 census, there were 516 residents at the old town site (in the former Hervey Bay city) and another 406 at a different Aldershot location in Maryborough City. By 2011, the combined figure for these locations reached 1043, with 569 residing at the old town site and 474 at the other Aldershot location. It’s worth noting that the latter location primarily consisted of males, as it is the site of the Maryborough Correctional Centre, established in 2003.

Aldershot has evolved into a serene and picturesque outer Maryborough region. The Lenthalls Dam, constructed in 1984 on the Burrum River, has become a popular destination. It offers fantastic fishing opportunities, with bass and barramundi waiting to be caught. There are also picnic spots and barbecue facilities, a small boat ramp, and scenic walking tracks, making it a delightful place to unwind and enjoy nature.

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Welcome to Aldershot QLD
Brian Thompson Hervey Bay Real Estate Agents
For information regarding buying or selling in Aldershot, contact our Aldershot Maryborough real estate specialist— Senior Broker BRIAN THOMPSON on 0438 132 215
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Past & Current Aldershot QLD Properties

You’ll find current listings as well as plenty of properties that we have sold throughout the entire Aldershot region featured below: 

Houses for Sale Aldershot QLD
21, Dunn St, Aldershot, Maryborough, QLD, 4650
Sold $330,000

House Sold - Aldershot QLD

Classic Country Cottage Meets Rustic Farmhouse

Peaceful rural outlook! Enveloped in tropical greenery and natural bushland—  21 Dunn St Aldershot is a cute three-bedroom, single bathroom air-conditioned cottage with indoor and outdoor living areas and a…

Sold $330,000Details
8, Gold St, Aldershot, Maryborough, QLD, 4650
Sold $278,000

House Sold - Aldershot QLD

First Home Buyer or Investor Opportunity

We are proud to present this residential property with three bedrooms for sale! Featuring an open-plan L-shaped lounge and dining room(s), a single good-sized bathroom, a double garage, and plenty…

Sold $278,000Details
7, Ruby Street, Aldershot, Maryborough, QLD, 4650
Sold $300,000

House Sold - Aldershot QLD

Great First Home. Large Corner Block. Plenty of Space.

Looking for a low-maintenance, low-set spacious three-bedroom colonial style home on a large 1/4 acre corner block? 7 Ruby Street Maryborough is the one you’ve been waiting for! Indoor &…

Sold $300,000Details
55, Lenthal St, Aldershot, MARYBOROUGH, QLD, 4650, Australia
Sold $270,000

House Sold - Aldershot QLD

First Home Buyer Opportunity

Thinking about leaving the city in search of a peaceful, country lifestyle? Attention First home buyers and investors. Don’t miss out on this low-set Queenslander cottage situated on a fully…

Sold $270,000Details
19, Vaughan, Aldershot, MARYBOROUGH, QLD, 4650, Australia

House Sold - Aldershot QLD

Charming Colonial Queenslander

This stunning four-bedroom high-set Queenslander home ticks all the boxes— classic country styling, spacious living, all-weather outdoor deck and located in a secluded one acre fully fenced block overlooking bushland.…

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