Beaches & Coastlines

Fraser Coast beaches and coastline are unique in that they are greatly influenced by K'gari (Fraser Island) and the Great Sandy Straits.

Australia's marine and estuarine environment is home to many interesting animals, including some harmful jellyfish collectively known as marine stingers. Several of these may occasionally be found in the subtropical waters of Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast.

With sharks becoming more active during the warmer months, Fisheries Queensland, part of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation are urging people to play safe when visiting Queensland waters.

Visit the Beach Safe and Surf Life Saving websites for information on staying safe on your next beach trip.  

For information on tides, temperatures and UV ratings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Foreshore Enhancement Action Plans

Foreshore Enhancement Action Plans have been prepared to include works which will improve functionality, safety, amenity of key areas and provide opportunities for passive recreation and protection of environmental areas along the Hervey Bay foreshore.

Protected vegetation

Council must gain approval from the Queensland Government for the removal of any fallen trees on beaches.

The land tenure, the location of high water mark and the location of protected areas are key factors that affect what action may be taken to disturb trees that have fallen onto beaches.

All marine plants (whether alive or dead) are protected under Queensland law through provisions of the Fisheries Act 1994.  Destruction, damage or disturbance of marine plants without prior approval from Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF) is prohibited.  Penalties of up to $300,000 apply.

If you observe any disturbance of marine plants, contact the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on 1800 017 116 or Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries on 13 25 23.

Coastal Futures: Planning Our Changing Coastline

Coastal Futures

Coastal Asset Condition Survey Report 

Kingfisher Parade Seawall 2017

Contact us

For enquiries email Council at or phone Council on 1300 79 49 29.