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Hervey BayQueensland
Queensland State Archives 2475 Booral horse station c 1898.png
Booral horse station, circa 1898
Booral is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,540 (2016 census)
 • Density 56.41/km2 (146.1/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4655
Area 27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hervey Bay
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Suburbs around Booral:
Wondunna Urangan Great Sandy Strait
Nikenbah Booral Great Sandy Strait
Bunya Creek River Heads Great Sandy Strait

Booral is a coastal locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Booral had a population of 1,540 people.


The name Booral is a Kabi language word meaning either tall (relating to the sky god Beiral) or burrall meaning place of shell mounds. Many shell mounds have been found along the coastline, arising from Aboriginal people feasting on shellfish. Aboriginal people travelled from the Bunya Mountains to trade bunya nuts for shellfish. It is believed Aboriginal people inhabited the area for over 6,000 years.

Edgar Thomas Aldridge established the Booral Homestead in the 1850s.


The proximity to the Great Sandy Strait enables salt water aquaculture, including the farming of fish, sea cucumbers and soft shell crabs.

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