Harbour facilities

Urangan Harbour

This harbour facilitates private, commercial and recreational activities, including a major tourism development, commercial and industrial developments and public facilities.

It is part of a network of 11 State Boat Harbours along Queensland's coast, approximately one day's sailing apart, designed to provide sheltered anchorage or mooring for recreational vessels and sites for launching and retrieving trailer borne craft.

Urangan State Boat Harbour is one of the busiest harbours of its kind in the country, with a range of commercial boating businesses, and numerous private vessels operating out of the harbour.

Operators include:

  • Fishing fleet
  • Whale watch fleet
  • Charter fishing boats
  • Recreational activities such as parasailing, snorkelling and deep sea diving
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • Water Police

Facilities include:

  • Private marinas
  • Public small craft facilities (boat ramps, pontoon and large car-trailer park)
  • Retail and commercial businesses
  • Boat repair (slipway)
  • Fish receival facilities
  • Small boat building

Marine based tourism operators include:

  • Cafes
  • Retail outlets
  • Bait and tackle
  • Chandlery
  • Resort style accommodation venues

Maryborough Marina

The historic Maryborough Marina is located in the CBD on the site of the original Port of Maryborough, which was one of Australia's busiest immigration ports in the second half of the 1800s.

The Marina has pontoon berths, swing moorings, slipways, chandlery, licensed cafe and gas supplies.

Maryborough Marine Industry Precinct

A designated 200 hectares fronting the Mary River, the planned Maryborough Marine Industry will provide marine-based industries with a secure location for sustainable industrial activities.

Within this Precinct, 65 hectares of land with a river frontage of 600 metres will be used to develop "Port Maryborough", which has been modelled on the Gold Coast Marine Park.

The Precinct will provide world-class facilities for the manufacture of up to 500 tonnes and a broad range of professional marine services including design, project management and engineering.  The development will include a Marine Trade Training Institute that will provide marine vocational skills training, tertiary marine science and marine engineering training.

The region's advantages include a sub-tropical climate, affordable housing, lower cost of living and reliable road, rail, sea and air transport access.  These make it a very attractive proposition for all those actively involved in the project and ongoing marine manufacturing activities.



 At a Glance

  • Area: 7,125km2
  • Distance from Brisbane approximately 250km
  • Population >95,300
  • Estimated Population in 2031 164,000
  • Gross Regional Product approximately $3 billion
  • Total visitors per annum: 933,000
  • Labour force: 33,000


  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Tourism & hospitality
  • Education & training
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Agriculture, fishing and forestry
  • Retail sales