River Heads, Queensland

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River Heads
River Heads is located in Queensland
River Heads
River Heads
Coordinates25°25′S 152°55′E / 25.417°S 152.917°E / -25.417; 152.917Coordinates: 25°25′S 152°55′E / 25.417°S 152.917°E / -25.417; 152.917
Population1,294 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Fraser Coast Regional Council

River Heads is a town in Queensland, Australia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of the city of Hervey Bay. The town is built on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Great Sandy Strait (to the east), the mouth of the Mary River (south) and the mouth of the Susan River (a tributary of the Mary) to the west. At the 2011 census, River Heads had a population of 1,294.[1]

Vehicular ferries linking the mainland with Wanggoolba Creek and Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island depart from River Heads. The journey to Fraser Island takes 45 minutes.[2]

In mid 2013, developer plans to build a retirement village at the site of a formerly approved resort complex were made public.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "River Heads (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. ^ Flynn, Justin; Olivia Pozzan; Paul Harding (2008). Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Lonely Planet. p. 211. ISBN 1741047005. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  3. ^ "River Heads could soon welcome many retirees". Fraser Coast Chronicle. The Maryborough Hervey Bay Newspaper Company. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.