Commonly known as "The Bay", the electorate of Hervey Bay sits within the boundaries of the City of Hervey Bay which is part of a region known as the Fraser Coast.
World heritage listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is adjacent to the City of Hervey Bay and forms the eastern boundary of the Hervey Bay Electorate.
Hervey Bay is one of the fastest growing regions not just in Queensland but across the nation. Between 2001 and 2007, the Fraser Coast population increased by over 18,000 persons to 92,500 (approximately).
Over this period, Hervey Bay experienced the most significant growth, followed by Woocoo/Tiaro and Maryborough.
Projected growth of the Fraser Coast on the Fraser Coast is expected to exceed that of Non Metropolitan Queensland (NMQ), with Hervey Bay expected to maintain a higher average annual population growth compared to Woocoo/Tiaro and Maryborough.
In the 2015 Census there were 56,834 persons residing in Hervey Bay: Suburbs contained within electorate: Booral, Eli Waters, Fraser Island, Kawungan, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Torquay, Urangan, Urraween, River Heads and Wondunna.