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Footprints in the sand at Ball Bay, 1948
Ball Bay is located in Queensland
Ball Bay
Ball Bay
Location in Queensland
Population 360 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 4741
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Whitsunday
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Localities around Ball Bay:
Haliday Bay Coral Sea Coral Sea
Seaforth Ball Bay Cape Hillsborough
Mount Jukes Mount Jukes Cape Hillsborough

Ball Bay is a coastal rural town, a locality and a bay in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Ball Bay had a population of 360 people.


Ball Bay is located 43 kilometres (27 mi) north-west of Mackay and 71 kilometres (44 mi) south-east of Prosperine. It is the nearest settlement to Cape Hillsborough National Park.


At the 2011 census, Ball Bay had a population of 628.


The Mackay Regional Council operate a camping ground at Ball Bay. Beach fishing is a popular local activity.

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