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Education Options in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Education Facilities

Hervey Bay education boasts a very large array of options for education with plenty of private and public primary and high schools and day-care/preschool/kindy choices, a Tafe/trade school and University campus.

Hervey Bay Pre Schools / Daycare

Families in Hervey Bay have access to a large number of private preschools and family daycare options located throughout the entire area. It is impossible to list all of the options for daycare and preschool that are currently available but do click on the following Daycare/Pre-school Link for up to date information. 

Hervey Bay Primary Schools

There are government and private primary school options located throughout the township of Hervey Bay within the suburbs of Urangan, Torquay, Pialba, Eli Waters, Wondunna, Urraween and Kawungan.

Some Hervey Bay schools are newer and others more established; but all have well-equipped, modern facilities and deliver excellent educational results.

Hervey Bay High Schools

There are two government high schools— Urangan State High in Urangan and Hervey Bay State High in Pialba. Both schools offer a very high standard of education with students from both schools often appearing in the top results for Year 12 in Queensland.

There are several Private Primary – High Schools

  • Fraser Coast Anglican College – Wondunna
  • St James Lutheran College – Urraween
  • Xavier Catholic College – Eli Waters
  • Riverside Christian College – Maryborough accepts Hervey Bay students, transporting them to and from school via private school buses.

Hervey Bay Special School

Hervey Bay has a special education school located in Scarness. The school is a purpose-built facility catering to students with intellectual and multiple disabilities.

The campus has three school buses that assist with the various transport needs including extra-curricular programs, work placements, community access programs, sports carnivals, school camps, excursions, and music eisteddfods.

hervey bay education special school
Hervey Bay Special School located in Scarness

TAFE Technical College

Hervey Bay has a very well-equipped TAFE College which provides a range of technical and specialist courses for students of all ages.

Centrally located in Kawungan/Urraween boundary; the campus has several bus routes servicing the college as well as a lot of student parking available.

University Campus

The Fraser Coast Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast is conveniently located in Pialba with plenty of transport options available.

This Campus offers full degree programs in:

  • Animal Ecology
  • Business
  • Commerce (Accounting)
  • Education
  • Leisure & Event Management
  • Nursing Science
  • Social & Human Services
  • Sports Science
  • Tourism
  • Education
    With plenty of options, high standards, and a wide variety of levels of education available in Hervey Bay— there’s no need for your children to leave home for any of their schooling. Rest assured knowing they can progress through the pre-school, primary and high school years and then go on to TAFE or University right here in Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay School Transport

A network of local buses servicing the town and outer areas every school day makes transport to and from schools very simple. With extensive safe pathways all around town, many students chose to walk or ride a bike to school. 
*A six month e-scooter trial approved on the Fraser Coast has seen an increase in people using the pathways to get around. 

e-scooter hervey bay transport
Hervey Bay E-Scooter

Hervey Bay Education Blog Posts and Further Reading

Not sure how to pick the best school for your children? We recommend looking at a few top-performing Hervey Bay Education providers here on Hervey Bay Real Estate Guide, as well as reading some of our informative blog posts on schooling systems and facilities within the Fraser Coast Hervey Bay region. 



Kawungan State School
Pialba Stet School
Sandy Straits State School
Torquay State School
Urangan Point State School

Hervey Bay Special School

Hervey Bay State High School
Urangan State High School

Glendyn Carinity Education
Hervey Bay Performing Arts College

Bayside Christian College
Fraser Coast Anglican College
Star of the Sea Catholic Primary 
St James Lutheran College
Xavier Catholic College

Widebay TAFE
University of the Sunshine Coast-Fraser Coast