Urraween Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide


Urraween 4655 at a Glance


Population: 6,969
Closest State School: Yarrilee State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre:
3-5 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 6 minutes by car
Distance to Hervey Bay Hospital:
1-3 minutes by car
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This area boasts a very large selection of education options, with plenty of public and private primary and secondary schools in the area. There are also many day-care/preschool/kindy options; a Tafe/trade college as well as USC University nearby.
Compare the schools in the Urraween catchment area.


Since the suburb is centrally located to major shopping centres, hospitals, and schools; public transport is quite good with regular buses and bike/walking paths. Schools are within walking/biking distance or just a short drive away depending on which school you choose.


Urraween is highly central with shops, schools, and medical facilities very close by. Shopping options include Stockland Shopping Centre, Pialba Place & Aldi located nearby.
Medical Precinct: Hospitals, Doctors, Specialists, XRay, Medical, etc.


Get set to enjoy the Urraween Hervey Bay lifestyle—
It may not be a beachside suburb, but the seaside is still very close by. There are lots of great lifestyle options here though as the suburb is close to shops, schools and has plenty of greenery. It also is home to Jump Trampoline Park which is a hit with children of all ages. And it’s very close to the Hospitals and medical precinct.
Not forgetting, Hervey Bay tourist attractions including Urangan Pier, Whale Watching Tours & Fraser Island are nearby.

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Where is Urraween Hervey Bay QLD?

The name Urraween comes from the Kabi term ngur/uin, meaning place of emus. Previously farmland and sugar cane fields, the modern gateway suburb situated adjacent to Pialba and Eli Waters is a very popular area. It has a large retirement housing component, residential, and some magnificent homes perched high on the hilltop ridges affording stunning coastal views.

The main reason the suburb is so popular as a residential location is that it is close to both Hospitals, Stockland Shopping Centre, Aldi, Tafe College and several private schools in the southeast part of the suburb. Combining such convenience with close proximity to medical facilities, there has been substantial growth in the area with a high demand for both owner-occupied, retirees, and investment properties as increasing numbers of medical staff continue to move into the area. 

Is Urraween a Good Place to Live? Urraween is regarded as one of the most desirable areas to live in Hervey Bay, right after the Esplanade, owing to its elevated position and convenient proximity to local amenities. The suburb is highly family friendly, handy to everything; and just ten minutes drive to the gorgeous HerveyBay beaches. What’s not to like?

urraween hervey bay aerial houses landscape
Urraween Housing Estates Aerial View

Urraween Hervey Bay Housing Estates

Urraween offers housing estates that predominantly have modern residential brick homes on small to medium-sized blocks that are perfect for the relaxed coastal lifestyle. 

‘Highview Estate’ is described as a fast-growing residential area that ranks very highly for convenience, features extensive parkland, and has a nice range of three and four-bedroom homes built by well-respected builders in the area. Due to the neighbouring hospital precinct, retirees have found the area meets their needs very well. Medical personnel also appreciate the estate for being so close to their workplace and private schools for their children.

There are also larger properties, many with views further back along the ridge offering an urban-rural feel as they are built on 1/2 to one-acre allotments.  You may like to check out neighbouring areas of Nikenbah, Eli Waters, and Pialba.

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