Booral Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide


Booral at a Glance


Population: 1,540
Closest State School: Sandy Strait State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 13 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach: 1 minute by car
Distance to Hervey Bay Hospital: 12 minutes by car
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There aren’t a lot of options for schooling within the immediate area but there are plenty of great schools in the city of Hervey Bay itself. The closest schools are Urangan Point, Sandy Strait, Star of the Sea, FCAC and Urangan High for secondary. Likewise, daycare, Tafe and University classes are about twenty minutes by car.
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It’s advisable to have a private car as the area has few if any regular public transport options. However, there is school transport for students to get to the nearest schools and connections to other schools.


There is a cafe and convenience store that sells takeaway and limited groceries available at River Heads, just five minutes by car. The closest shops consisting of a petrol station, chemist, bottle shop, hairdresser, and IGA are located near the airport (approx ten minutes by car), with Urangan Central Shopping Centre, Woolworths and Aldi only another five minutes down the road. There is also a medical centre and a dentist located near the airport.


Enjoy the Tranquility of Booral Hervey Bay—

characterized by a blend of urban and rural settings, emphasizing a laid-back acreage lifestyle. Booral-East offers stunning views of Fraser Island, Big Woody Island, and Round Islands, while a nearby wildlife reserve showcases kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, birds, and reptiles. Accessible via the road leading to River Heads, it serves as the departure point for Fraser Island and Kingfisher Resort by barge. Prepare to embrace a peaceful and unhurried way of life.

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Booral QLD History

Booral is believed to have been derived from one of two words from the local Badjala Aboriginal people—  Beiral the name of the sky god or the word burrall which means ‘place of shell mounds’. It is believed that Aboriginal people inhabited the area for over 6,000 years. Businessman, Edgar Thomas Aldridge established the Booral Homestead in the 1850s.

booral industrial hervey bay airport IGA Service Centre
Local Shopping Centre Servicing Booral & River Heads

Booral Hervey Bay Modern Industrialisation

Overlooking the Great Sandy Strait toward Fraser Island, Booral Hervey Bay is located 40 km south of Maryborough and 14 km south-east of Pialba; the area was previously outlying farmland.

It later became an industrial estate capitlising on its outer-fringe location, with residential development consisting mostly of low-density acreage settlements. The Hervey Bay Airport, industrial warehouses, distribution centres and light industry are located here.

The region’s amazing 1990s population growth sparked suburban real estate Booral Hervey Bay subdivisions which increased the region’s residential population. The suburb boasts an active Community Association involved with foreshore management and wildlife conservation.

booral aerial real estate

Housing Styles & Trends

Predominantly low-density urban with allotments all the way up to forty plus acres. Most of East-Booral comprises smaller blocks that range from 1,000m² up to 1 acre rural acre blocks. New housing estates like Lauderdale offer plenty of space and privacy.

You can build your own home on allotments starting at half-an-acre or buy a brand new turnkey house and land package. Based on the volume of properties for rent in Booral, it appears to be a very popular place in which to live. Likewise, properties for sale in Booral tend to be unique and snapped up quickly.

This is relaxed country living at its best— less that fifteen minutes drive to schools and shopping, and just five minutes to boat ramps. The region is perfect for families and retirees alike.

Be sure to also check out the neighbouring suburbs of River Heads, Urangan and Wondunna.
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1 thought on “Booral Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide

  1. thomson

    This is a wonderful article.
    Thanks for providing this information.

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