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Council provides a range of services and facilities for children, young people and families in the Fraser Coast region.

Council holds a range of events and activities for families and children - discover a world of fun!

Mobile apps

You can now interact with Council on the move with four mobile apps.

To find out more click here.

Education tours

Council offers a number of water, recycling and water conservation education tours.

To find out more click here.

The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

The Discovery Sphere provides the ideal starting point to have fun and learn about the Fraser Coast. Children can meet the loveable Harvey the Whale and get hands-on with interactive challenges and activities.

Have your photo taken alongside the impressive twelve-metre high sculpture of Hervey Bay's iconic whale, Nala, or check out the artwork at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.  

To find out more click here.

Hervey Bay Gallery

Hervey Bay Gallery presents changing exhibitions featuring a dynamic range of local, national and international exhibitions complemented by workshops, talks and a host of other programs. 

For information on session dates and times click here

Gatakers Artspace

Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople. 

For more details - click here.

Brolga Theatre

The Brolga’s diverse program is a broad cross-section of the community including productions tailored to meet specific needs of youth, primary school-aged children, seniors and families.  

Click here to find out about upcoming shows and performances.

Fraser Coast Museums

The Fraser Coast has many museums and historical collections.

Click here for full details of the museums on the Fraser Coast.

Fraser Coast Aquatic Centres

There are two aquatic centres to enjoy in the region - Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

The pool inflatable operates on Saturdays from 11am to 2.30pm (weather permitting). Cost is $2 plus pool entry.

The Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre features a 50m pool, 25m heated pool, children's leisure pool with water slides, BBQs and shaded picnic areas and play equipment.

The Maryborough Aquatic Centre boasts a 50-metre pool, 25-metre heated pool, hydrotherapy pool, children's play area, tip bucket, amenities and kiosk.

Click here for open hours.

WetSide Water Park

Located on the Hervey Bay Esplanade foreshore, WetSide Water Park features interactive play equipment, water slides, surfing and special play area for under-5’s called TotSide.

There is also a coffee shop, viewing decks and boardwalks, educational displays, amenities and a pay-per-use Board Rider wave machine.

For more information click here.

Fraser Coast Libraries

Fraser Coast Libraries have heaps of fun activities and events for children and young people. 

Click here for regular activities.

Click here for a list of upcoming activities.

Parks and Gardens

The Fraser Coast has two botanic gardens - one among the oldest in Australia, while the other grows out of sand dunes more than 6000 years old.  It also has more than 80 other parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreational areas.

Click here for more information on Fraser Coast parks.

Recreation trails

There are many green open spaces, barbeque facilities, picnic areas, walkways and cycleways, play equipment, sporting fields and skate parks on the Fraser Coast.

For more information click here.


Fish off one of the small jetties along the Esplanade or walk out to the end of the long jetty (approx. 1 km long).

Drop a fishing line into a deep shipping channel where they catch all sorts of fish like garfish, whiting, bream, flathead up to big fish like "Golden Trevally".

Click here for information on the best spots for fishing.

Contact us

If you would like more information, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29.

Last updated 18/09/2017