Hervey Bay Ambulance Committee Annual Goods Wheel

The annual Ambulance Goods Wheel will run nightly for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year (except Christmas Day) at 'The Stage' on Scarness foreshore. It's great fun for the whole family. Tickets are only 50 cents each with 100 tickets sold per spin. 

Winning ticket holders get to choose their own prize from 100's on display. Loosing tickets go in the barrel to win the Major Prize of a Hooded Gas BBQ which will be drawn on the last night. (You don't have to be there on the night) Prizes include electrical items, homewares, toys, power tools, camping & gardening items, manchester and so much more. There is something for everyone!

Money raised is used to purchase auxillary patient care equipment for the Hervey Bay Ambulance Service.  Come along and support this worthy Hervey Bay Ambulance Committee fundraiser!

Ghostly Tours and Tales Of Maryborough

At the Ghostly Tours and Tales Of Maryborough, be entertained and spooked as a cast of characters in period costume recount with great wit and charm true stories of love, betrayal, tragedy and unspeakable crimes mixed with some juicy period gossip.

Tours are held on the Saturday evening of the last weekend of the month. Departure and return from Maryborough City Hall, Kent Street. Bookings are essential. The tour is fully escorted coach transport, a rare opportunity to see inside glorious heritage-listed buildings, a spooky guided lamplight tour of the old Maryborough cemetery, a chilling visit to Maryborough's pioneer cemetery and a delicious supper to complete the tour.

Torbanlea Picnic Races

Torbanlea's Annual Picnic Race Day starts with grounds opening on Saturday October 17 for those who wish to camp on site for the week.

The Race Day is Saturday October 22, with everything from foot races, tug o war, celebrity events, fashion of the field, and of course the picnic races which run from 9am. There are stalls, food, entertainment, jumping castle and kids activities.

The day is action packed, and the best family day out by a country mile so make sure you come along. Buses run from Hervey Bay and Maryborough or catch the train to Howard. Just 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, you can do the races on Saturday, then spend the rest of your weekend enjoying the delights of the Fraser Coast or Fraser Island.

Maryborough Heritage Craft Fest

Local artisan and crafters dressed in period-style costumes combine in the magnificent Maryborough City Hall to demonstrate and sell their hand-crafted items at the Fraser Coast's most prestigious craft event, the award-winning Maryborough CraftFest. There will be a huge variety of arts and crafts represented with something to interest both the ladies and the gentlemen. There will also be regular lucky shopper draws throughout the day. A canteen offering hot and cold drinks and snacks is operated by the Maryborough Lioness Club. All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.

Location / Venue
Maryborough City Hall
Kent St

Date / Time

6 October - 8 October 2011

Adult: $2.00/head 

Hervey Bay Orchid Society's 28th Annual Spring Show

The Hervey Bay orchid Society & Council Orchid House will be joined by Bundaberg, Maryborough, Childers and Gympie Orchid Societies, all arranging dazzling displays of colourful and fragrant orchids to be judged in 43 differerent catagories. 

Fraser Coast Bromeliad & Bonsai groups, commercial nurseries and allied traders will also be selling a vast array of horticultural products for all occasions. Come and enjoy the knowledge of an exciting hobby we can all share in our wonderful Sub Tropical region.

Location / Venue
The Great Hall, Hervey Bay High School
Beach Rd, Pialba

Date / Time

1 October - 2 October 2011
8am -4pm Saturday & 8am-1pm Sunday

Adult: $5 pp incl. free Devonshire Tea/coffee 

Fraser Lions Pier Festival

Urangan Pier was built in 1917 to facilitate the export of coal and sugar. It was originally 1107 metres in length stretching far out to reach the deep water channel where ships were loaded with the bagged sugar transported by steam train right to the end of the jetty. The exports ceased in 1960. 

The structure was always a fisherman's paradise and remained so until it was closed in 1985. The authorities started to demolish the structure in 1986.  In spite of a strong public outcry we lost 239 metres of it before demolition was stopped. Today we celebrate the remaining 868 metres of the pier with the Fraser Lions Pier Festival now in it's 26th year.

A family day in the park with a fishing competition on the pier to boot. Entertainment all day with a magician and music for the family. Children's rides and a myriad of stalls selling all kinds of interests. Food - Fishing - Fun - Fabulous....

Sustainable House Day 2011

Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11th September will be celebrating its 10th year, the event will continue to showcase some of Australia’s most sustainable homes to the public as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling, and other practices suitable to their lifestyles.

Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind and talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice.

There are 2 open homes available to view: 

  • 15 Treasure Street, Maryborough Eco Queenslander renovated in 2008 for sustainable living
  • 49 Raintree Avenue, Burrum Heads A sustainable home built in 2000

Fraser Coast JobMart

Fraser Coast businesses have the chance to show off their business and find their next employee at the annual Fraser Coast Job Mart on September 6.
The Job Mart is designed for students graduating from high school, university and TAFE.
People already employed who are looking to move from their industry are also invited to attend.
Queensland Police Service, Ergon Energy, manufacturing companies and smaller local businesses have all signed on for the expo.
Event sponsors Wide Bay Transit will also provide a bus service for Hervey Bay residents interested in attending the expo.
Visit www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au to register for the bus service.

Twelve Degrees of Latitude

This landmark exhibition showing concurrently at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, presents an impressive selection of artworks from 27 of the state's network of 80 regional gallery and university collections.

Twelve Degrees of Latitiude is an important tribute to the outstanding contribution our state's regional galleries and collection institutions make to our social, economic and cultural well being. Co-curated by Bettina MacAulay and Brett Adlington for Queensland's 150th year, the exhibition features major Australian, Indigenous, Pacific and European artwork dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries. It contains a range of small and large-scale wall works, three-dimensional, experimental and freestanding works, including works by leading Queensland artists.

Location / Venue
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
161 Old Maryborough Road

Date / Time

26 August - 8 October 2011
10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Saturday


Adult: FREE 

Fraser Coast Illumination Parade

Don’t miss the amazing spectacle as a sea of illuminated creatures help celebrate the wonderful marine eco system of the Fraser Coast on 6th August. The theme of this year’s much loved Fraser Coast Illumination Parade is ‘Where Nature Comes Alive".

Hervey Bay’s skyline will light up with colourful, amazing and sometimes crazy creations as the Illumination Parade shimmers along the esplanade. Urangan High’s Sonic Blast showcase will provide a great line up of pre-entertainment at Scarness Park from 4pm to 6pm.

Glowing, shining, beaming and sparkling for a cause the Hervey Bay community come together annually for the Illumination Parade which is a programme of the larger Whale Festival celebrations. Uniting local business, cultural and sporting organisations, charities, schools, youth groups and families as they light up the sky with colourful, amazing and sometimes crazy creations. The extravaganza shimmers along the Esplanade representing the migration trail of the famed Humpback Whales that return to the Bay’s pristine shores to rest and play.

After the parade head down to Seafront oval to find out the winners, watch the early fireworks and catch the headline acts at the Whale Aid Concert