Hay Point, Queensland

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Hay Point
Hays Point 1.jpg
Coal loaders at Hay Point
Hay Point is located in Queensland
Hay Point
Hay Point
Coordinates21°18′10″S 149°15′49″E / 21.3027°S 149.2636°E / -21.3027; 149.2636Coordinates: 21°18′10″S 149°15′49″E / 21.3027°S 149.2636°E / -21.3027; 149.2636
Population1,348 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density54.14/km2 (140.2/sq mi)
Area24.9 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Mirani
Federal Division(s)Capricornia
Localities around Hay Point:
Alligator Creek Coral Sea Coral Sea
Alligator Creek Hay Point Coral Sea
Alligator Creek Grasstree Beach Coral Sea

Hay Point is a locality in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Hay Point had a population of 1,348 people.[1]


Hay Point is located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the city of Mackay. It is made up of two bulk coal terminals, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), owned by Prime Infrastructure Holdings (formerly Babcock & Brown Infrastructure) and Brookfield Asset Management, and Hay Point Services Coal Terminal, owned and operated by a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi.


At the 2006 census, Hay Point and the surrounding area had a population of 1,386.[3]


In 2003/4, 77 million tonnes of coal was exported through the two terminals. This makes Hay Point (including Dalrymple bay) one of the largest coal ports in the world.

With a tidal range of 7.4m (the highest on the east coast of Australia),[4] Hay Point has potential for electricity generation via tidal power.[5]


The Mackay Regional Council operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly schedule at the corner of Valroy and Carey Streets.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hay Point (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hay Point (entry 46795)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hay Point (Sarina Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  4. ^ "King tides". Department of Transport and Main Roads. Queensland Government. 30 April 2018. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "UQ helps Qld ports power up with clean energy". www.insidewaste.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Libraries: Contact/Opening Hours". Mackay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Mobile Library Timetable 2017" (PDF). Mackay Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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