Toogoom Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide

Toogoom at a Glance


Population: 2,178
Closest State School: Yarrilee  State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 
20 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 1 minute by car
Distance to Hervey bay Hospital: 
16 minutes by car
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Toogoom has no schools in the immediate area itself, but there are plenty of schools in Hervey Bay to choose from. The nearest public schools are Yarrilee Primary and Hervey Bay High with several private options and tertiary education also available. School buses operate transporting students to the nearest schools, with connecting buses available if necessary. 

Compare all schools within the Toogoom catchment area.


Although the area is serviced by the local bus (#711), you’ll be best having a car if you live here because the area is quite a distance (about 20 minutes) from Hervey Bay. 


Shopping options certainly aren’t great at Toogom as you’ll only find a general store, real estate offices, Goodies on The Beach Restaurant, and  Salty Squid Cafe & Takeaway. Eli Waters Shopping Centre (Woolworths) is only about 15 minutes by car, or Stockland Shopping Centre and the Pialba CBD are an extra five minutes.


Toogoom— Great Beaches. Fishing. Wildlife. Tranquility.
The quaint seaside township may be small but it is truly a perfect place to call home. The region offers affordable coastal living on large urban-rural blocks or acreage, some with direct access to stunning secluded beaches. Peaceful. Safe. Green. Enjoy casual waterfront dining at Goodies Toogoom. Relaxed lifestyle with all Hervey Bay essentials only twenty minutes away. 

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Where is Toogoom QLD?

Toogoom to Hervey Bay is only a short 10-minute drive, covering a distance of 10.3 km via Pialba Burrum Heads Rd.

The original name for Toogoom is unrecorded, but the area was first settled in 1855 by Europeans as a pastoral run. There was a homestead located near the Beelbi Creek, to the town’s west. In the late 1860s, the cattle run was reduced in size and the area was renamed Toogoom; with about 11,000 acres being subdivided into small farms in 1872 and offered for selection in 1877. Toogoom State School operated from 1919 to close in 1923 due to low student numbers, reopening from 1934 to finally close in 1939.

Toogoom is a northern beach suburb of Hervey Bay, bounded by O’Regan Creek and Beelbi Creek with its town centre located in the most northern area where Beelbi Creek enters Hervey Bay, with a thriving residential area extending along Beelbi Creek, the Hervey Bay coast, and Toogoom Lake and reservoir surrounding areas. Beelbi Creek, at the end of Toogoom Road, has a public boat ramp.

The region is well known for stunning sandy beaches and bird-watching, with the Bay, Beelbi Creek, and Toogoom Lake being popular spots for fishing and water sports.

Initially emerging as a residential area during the 1970s, after the development of the Hervey Bay coast between Urangan and Point Vernon; the region now offers a large range of lifestyle options including residential, waterfront and rural properties

toogoom beach & houses aerial view
Gorgeous Coastal Village of Toogoom

Toogoom Real Estate Lifestyle Options

The serene coastal village, located just twenty minutes north of Hervey Bay balances beachside living with easy access to necessary amenities. It’s the perfect location to raise a family; somewhere that you can delight them with some fishing, an early morning swim before school, or a walk along the pet-friendly beach. On the weekends, you can take in a round of golf at Craignish Golf Club and enjoy a meal at Goodies on the Beach or the Salty Squid Cafe with friends. There’s also fishing and/or a relaxing picnic at nearby Beelbi Creek.

There is a wide range of different property types available from modest to luxury homes on small, medium, and large land allotments (some waterfront) as well as prestige acreage living. The foreshore and lakefront areas are dotted with impressive executive homes, which are all about lifestyle. If you dream of a large allotment that backs onto a bush reserve and/or the beach and is walkable to the shops; Toogoom has many stunning homes that do just that. Your own little slice of paradise. Relaxing. Peaceful. Private. Direct Beach Access. 

Toogoom Aerial View of Homes, Beach & Lakes
Toogoom Prestige Lifestyle Living

There are also lovely new-ish properties in and around Jeppessen and Tree View Roads that are very affordable options for those buyers wanting something a little less luxurious. With a substantially high number of renters living in the area, these types of homes are ideal for first home buyers, families, and property investors.

Although the area isn’t great for local shopping; there is a general store, chemist, hair salon, and two restaurants/cafes that offer scrumptious waterfront dining. For more substantial shopping, Eli waters Shopping Centre is just a short fifteen minutes by car. Likewise, Stockland Shopping Centre and Pialba CBD are only an additional five minutes away.

Beachcomber Park Estate Toogoom

The new Beachcomber Park Estate located on the corner of Carkeet & O’Regan Creek Roads features half-acre lifestyle blocks, many of which are only 200 metres from the beach. Also offering various building aspects, as well as underground power and water. It’s up to you whether you build your dream home in this amazing location or choose one of the Turnkey house and land packages available. Read about Turnkey new homes here.

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Meet Toogoom Real Estate Agent Specialist Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson Hervey Bay Real Estate Agents

Brian Thompson is our senior broker and sales manager to our professional real estate team. Call Brian today if you have a property to sell in Toogoom QLD and are in need of some expert advice.

For extensive information about the Toogoom real estate market view our Toogoom Real Estate Page. You might also be interested in looking at Our Latest Toogoom Suburb Profile Update

Call Brian on 0438 132 215 or the office at (07) 4125 6692.


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