Hervey Bay State High School

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Principal's Welcome

As a keen traveller I am always grateful for the opportunity to spend time living in another country.  Not only do you learn a great deal about another culture, you learn a lot about yourself, so congratulations for choosing to challenge yourself in pursuit of this kind of experience.

At Hervey Bay State High School we pride ourselves on being a school where everyone is welcomed. We focus on helping you to reach your full academic potential and to develop global citizenship skills, social confidence and responsibility.

Our school environment encourages intellectual curiosity, independent thought and effective learning habits, and we treat students as individuals with potential, unique strengths and interests. I believe that as a school we can add value by supporting you to achieve in an inclusive community in which all students feel challenged, valued and successful.

We look forward to meeting you and making your Australian experience enjoyable.

Three reasons to choose Hervey Bay State High School

  1. English language and Australian learning opportunities supported by state-of-the-art facilities
  2. Wide ranging curriculum offerings delivered by caring and dynamic staff
  3. Community based extracurricular activities on the doorstep of Fraser Island​

School Information

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Hervey Bay State High School is located on the stunning Queensland coast, with whales almost on the doorstep and close to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, enabling us to provide a wide range of learning and life experiences. Hervey Bay has direct flight connections to Brisbane and Sydney and the school is close to shops, transport, beaches and entertainment.

Our teaching programs are a balanced and innovative blend of literacy, numeracy and technology delivered in spacious, contemporary classrooms.

The school’s modern sports precinct, working agricultural farm and extensive choice of extracurricular programs give you the opportunity to expand your Australian experience at school and in the wider community.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • Connectivity and partnerships with University of Sunshine Coast adjacent to the school
  • TAFE Queensland pathways

School facilities

  • State-of-the-art sports precinct and gym
  • Technology workshops
  • Spacious and modern learning spaces
  • Hospitality kitchens
  • Agriculture and Environmental Centre

Extracurricular activities

  • Daily lunchtime activities for students
  • Sports teams (including rugby league)
  • Cattle show team
  • Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) race team
  • Kokoda hiking challenge
  • Dance, drama and music groups

Holiday adventure programs

EQI holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for international students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian outback adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school and additional fees apply. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​Japanese

Special programs

  • English literacy focus
  • Agricultural Science and Animal Husbandry
  • Marine Studies
  • Academic Program of Excellence (APEX), Gifted and Talented programs
  • Project-based learning for 21st century technology skills – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
  • Performing arts program
  • Chinese language, biannual study tour and sister school
  • Business and tourism study pathway


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last updated 20 June 2022