Pialba Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide

Pialba at a Glance


Population: 3,678
Closest State School: Pialba State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 
4 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 3 minutes by car
Distance to Hervey Bay Hospital: 
5 minutes by car
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This suburb offers a great range of school options. Pialba State Primary & Hervey Bay Secondary College are located directly next to each other and along with USC Fraser Coast University are all located within the CBD. There are also a number of private schools, kindergarten, daycare options and Tafe within short driving distance.
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As the Hervey Bay CBD, Pialba is central to all areas of the gorgeous coastal city. If you don’t drive, there are plenty of buses, taxis & Uber to make your way around, and of course, you can walk just about everywhere you need to go or use the bike paths.


The region is central to all key amenities including Stockland Shopping Centre, Aldi, Pialba Place, and the CBD shops. Hospital & Medical Services are also very handy.
Due to the central location, this area offers absolutely everything your family will need to enjoy the Hervey Bay lifestyle.
Local Shopping Outlets: All types of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, businesses are represented within this suburb
Other Services: Hospitals, Pharmacy, Doctors, etc


Enjoy the Convenience of Pialba Hervey Bay—
This suburb has it all— attractions, beaches, greenery, bike paths, shops, restaurants, cafes & more! Attractions? Here is where you’ll find Wetside Water Park, The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, Seafront Oval, and more! Convenience in absolute paradise!
Enjoy a walk or bike ride along the Esplanade, a community music concert, special events, wander through the shops, grab a bite to eat at Hervey Bay RSL or just soak up the sunshine and relax on the beach! Pialba is the suburb that has everything!

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Pialba QLD History

Originally named Polson, the population of Pialba was just 85 people back in 1883 with Pialba State School opening in 1884. The construction of the Maryborough to Pialba railway line in 1896 boosted visitors to the region. With the railway station built so close to the beach, a junction was added enabling a connection to the Urangan station since the line could not be directly extended. June 1929 saw a lightweight railcar (railmotor) added for greater passenger services.

The town name was changed to Pialba on 19 March 1931; soon emerging as the commercial hub. Neighbouring Point Vernon became the prime residential area boasting stunning Esplanade homes with commanding views right across the bay.

pialba station historical

Pialba QLD Today

Certainly, the oldest and most iconic of Hervey Bay’s suburbs, it’s no surprise that it became the CBD commercial hub of the bustling beach-side city.

The CBD takes up much of the suburb but is nicely balanced with plenty of well-established residential areas within remarkable proximity to the beach and all necessary modern lifestyle services. The foreshore has a mix of high-rise apartments, holiday rental units and beachfront caravan parks.

The commercial hub has at its centre— Major Shopping Complexes, Hervey Bay RSL, the Art Gallery, USC Fraser Coast University, State & Local Government Departments, Wetside Water Park / Whale Tail Water Park and the Hervey Bay Seafront Oval.

Heading away from the beach (east) along Main St or Beach Rd towards Boat Harbour Drive you will find Stockland Shopping Centre and several Boat Harbour Drive commercial, business and retail shopping strips. You will also find Hervey Bay Golf & Country Club, Pialba Primary and Hervey Bay State High Schools, Cinemas, Pubs and Restaurants.

Pialba QLD Housing Styles & Trends

The suburb features a blend of older homes— timber cottages, late 20th Century brick, and contemporary-style homes in an urban modern environment. Driving through the established residential areas, there is a feeling of an abundance of space with wider streets and large blocks. Of course, there are also plenty of apartments, units, and townhouses, especially around the Esplanade and in streets that are closer to the CBD.

NEW ESTATES: The new estate of Ocean Blue is situated on 22 hectares of premier residential land where you can realise your dream home. It’s all about location, lifestyle, and affordability.

Pialba Suburban Aerial

Buying New or Established— with its unique proximity to both the CBD and the beach offers residents something just a little more special. Come discover Pialba Hervey Bay for yourself.

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