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Oakdale Heights, Deeragun, April 2012.JPG
Modern housing development in Deeragun with a walkway along Saunders Creek
Deeragun is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 4,250 (2016 census)
 • Density 599/km2 (1,550/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4818
Area 7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 16.5 km (10 mi) from Townsville CBD
LGA(s) City of Townsville
Division 1
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Deeragun:
Beach Holm Mount Low Burdell
Jensen Deeragun Shaw
Jensen Bohle Plains Bohle Plains

Deeragun is an outer western town and suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Deeragun had a population of 4,250 people.


Deeragun is a relatively new suburb, being developed in the 1990s. The suburb is laid out around the old school and Nightjar Railway Station with much of the original residential development built by the Housing Commission. The origin of the name Deeragun is unrecorded.


The suburb contains the Woodlands Centro shopping complex that provides Northern Beaches residents access to a supermarket, a post office, several fast food outlets, medical and veterinary services, some recreational businesses and fuel service stations. Additional shopping and restaurant amenities are in various stages of construction since 2011.

A police station, Community Recreation Hall, a few churches and Woodlands Skate Park are also located in Deeragun.


Arterial road

The Bruce Highway borders Deeragun to the north. It is at Deeragun where the Bruce Highway becomes a dual lane carriageway for the first time when approaching Townsville from the north. The Townsville Ring Road is a high-speed bypass road for traffic between Deeragun and Bohle Plains suburbs.

Public transport

Hermit Park Bus Service connects Deeragun with Townsville by providing through its "Route 33" a direct bus route to the Aitkenvale and Townsville CBD bus exchanges. Route 33 is part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads qconnect initiative and also has a major stop in Bushland Beach.

The taxi service as an alternative form of public transport is also available in Deeragun. This service is operated by Townsville Taxis.


Deeragun is approximately 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) from Townsville Airport.


St Anthony's Catholic College is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) and secondary (7-12) school at the corner Veales Road and Joanne Street for boys and girls at Veales Road (19°14′38″S 146°39′12″E / 19.2438°S 146.6534°E / -19.2438; 146.6534 (St Anthony's Catholic College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,236 students with 92 teachers (89 full-time equivalent) and 76 non-teaching staff (51 full-time equivalent).

Northern Beaches State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Meranti Street (19°14′52″S 146°40′25″E / 19.2479°S 146.6735°E / -19.2479; 146.6735 (Northern Beaches State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 760 students with 69 teachers (67 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no government primary school in the suburb; the nearest is Bohlevale State School just across the Bruce Highway in Burdell.

Additionally, there is a number of child care facilities available in the suburb.

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