Schools in Hervey Bay

The range of options available for education and schools in Hervey Bay is amazing for a town of this size.

We have everything from day care and pre-schools right through to a trade college and a university campus. In between there are government and private schools and high schools that are as good … or even better … than other larger towns in Queensland.

Primary Schools

There are private and government primary schools located throughout Hervey Bay from Urangan through to Eli Waters.

While some of them have been established for many years they are all modern and well-equipped and are able to deliver outstanding educational results for your children.

High Schools

There are two government high schools and three private high schools in Hervey Bay.

The government high schools in Hervey Bay are located in Urangan and Pialba and the standard of education is obviously high because students from these schools regularly appear in the top results for Year 12 in Queensland.

The private schools in Hervey Bay are:

  • Fraser Coast Anglican College in Wondunna
  • St James Lutheran College in Urraween and
  • Xavier Catholic College in Eli Waters

Riverside Christian College in Maryborough also takes students from Hervey Bay and uses their own buses to transport students to and from school.

Special School

Hervey Bay also has a special education school located in Scarness.

School Transport

Getting to and from both the high schools and the primary schools in Hervey Bay is quite easy thanks to a network of buses that service both the town and outlying areas every school day.

Technical College

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

The college campus is located in Kawungan. There is plenty of parking available for students and a number of bus routes service the college.

University Campus

The Fraser Coast Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast is located in the heart of Hervey Bay.

This Campus offers full degree programs in:

  • Animal Ecology
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Human Services
  • Sports Science
  • Nursing and
  • Education

With so many different levels of education available in Hervey Bay it’s quite possible for your children to start at pre-school and go right through to graduation from university without leaving home and not many places outside of a capital city can offer that.