Retirement Villages Fraser Coast

Why consider retirement living in Fraser Coast

The Queensland towns of Hervey Bay, Maryborough, and inland through Gympie and Black Mountain, are part of an area commonly called the Fraser Coast. This area is also home to the world’s largest sand island, K’gari – formerly known as Fraser Island. Popular with eco-tourists – the region contains many World Heritage-listed sites – it’s also a wonderful place to retire thanks to a subtropical climate that delivers warm summers and mild winters.

  • Population (as at 2022): 115000
  • 89% Australian citizens and 30% aged 65 or older
  • Summer average temps 21°C min to 30°C max
  • Winter average temps 10°C min to 22°C max
  • Sealed roads connect main centres with Brisbane 3.5 hours south via the Bruce Hwy. Hervey Bay buses are managed by Translink with regional buses provided by Wide Bay Transit. The Brisbane to Rockhampton train stops at centres including Gympie and Maryborough.
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Oxford Crest Gympie

Gympie, QLD Ref:PL6297

Cooloola Waters Retirement Resort

Tin Can Bay, QLD Ref:PL5639

Fraser Shores 1

Urraween, QLD Ref:PL5827

Fraser Shores 2

Urraween, QLD Ref:PL5828

Golden Shores

Urraween, QLD Ref:PL20673

Hazelmere Village

Pialba, QLD Ref:PL7015

Lifestyle Villages Cooroy

Cooroy, QLD Ref:PL20930

Fair Haven Retirement Village

Maryborough, QLD Ref:PL5605

Palm Lake Resort Hervey Bay

Eli Waters, QLD Ref:PL24304

Good Life Retirement Village

Maryborough, QLD Ref:PL25062

Eureka Freshwater Villas

Gympie, QLD Ref:PL25366

Reflections on the Bay

Kawungan, QLD Ref:PL25452

Ingenia Lifestyle Hervey Bay

Urangan, QLD Ref:PL25464

Thyme Lifestyle Resort Hervey Bay

Eli Waters, QLD Ref:PL25487

Latitude 25

Nikenbah, QLD Ref:PL25680

Parklands Lifestyle Village

Urangan, QLD Ref:PL28158

Vantage Hervey Bay

Kawungan, QLD Ref:PL28268

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Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the Villages.com.au and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

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Ian Horswill

Journalist

Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, villages.com.au and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

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Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for villages.com.au, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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Jill Donaldson

Physiotherapist

Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

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Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

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Annie Donaldson

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Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.