​​​​​​​​​​​​​This section contains information about our international program.

Department of Education trading as Education Queensland International. CRICOS Provider Code: 00608A.

Why Hervey Bay?

The city of Hervey Bay is located a comfortable three and a half hours drive or 45 minute flight north of Brisbane. It has a great sub-tropical climate, with Summer (January) temperatures averaging 29 degrees Celsius and a Winter (July) average of 21 degrees Celsius. Hervey Bay's abundance of natural assets includes the Great Sandy Strait, world heritage listed Fraser Island, the bay and the wetlands. It boasts a quality of life that balances work and pleasure, and is a clean, safe city that has a goal of being Queensland's most accessible city.

Hervey Bay is also one of the main access points to Fraser Island and major regional tourist attractions. It is renowned as a destination for backpackers. The whale watching industry has grown to a level where approximately 75,000 visitors per annum depart from Hervey Bay on daily whale watching trips. In total, approximately 600,000 visitors come to this region each year.


Urangan State High School offers you a total educational experience that could be the next positive step in your life, both academically and culturally.

As Hervey Bay's largest secondary education facility and in line with the dynamic growth of the city, our progressive school has evolved and adapted to the changing needs of the community by offering superior facilities and an innovative senior curriculum.

Our quality educational services and programmes are designed to meet the unique academic, artistic, social, and athletic needs of a diverse student population of 1700, including a growing number of Asian and European and South American students.

Whatever future career you are planning, Urangan State High School is an ideal environment in which to complete your studies . We prepare our international students for entry into universities and tertiary institutions by providing Hervey Bays most comprehensive range of curriculum opportunities for Year 11 and 12 students.  View our Senior subject guide.

At Urangan State High School we welcome both longer-term and study abroad students who may be with us for varying periods from 3 months to 4 years. We believe in providing all our international students with a firm grounding in English skills to accelerate your integration into mainstream classes.

Chinese is the second language taught and in addition to our fully qualified English Second Language (ESL) teacher, we are extremely fortunate to have professional staff who speak Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Philippine . Together this team provides ongoing support for our international students for the duration of their stay with us.

The social environment at Urangan State High School is friendly, secure and nurturing, within a pleasant physical environment of landscaped and tree-lined school grounds. Our facilities are first class, and include well-equipped, fully carpeted modern classrooms and specialist rooms, state-of-the-art science laboratories and computer facilities, as well as an impressive performing arts centre and gymnasium.

Urangan State High School has established an enviable reputation in the greater Hervey Bay community for consistently demonstrated excellence across academic, cultural, technological and sporting fields. Our students have notched up countless success stories and many have gone on to study at universities across Australia and abroad.

The sheer variety of our activities program promotes a strong sense of community in a diverse student group. Our focus is on promoting enthusiasm, exploration, and academic excellence in a school community that is results-oriented and relevant to the needs of today's youth.

Students learn to establish priorities, make challenging choices, and fulfil personal commitments while pursuing specific academic goals, receiving guidance, developing leadership skills, and becoming equipped with skills to take them beyond their secondary schooling.

International students come to Urangan State High School seeking a superior educational offering and they aren't disappointed. But what they take with them when they leave is a memorable social and cultural experience as well, because we strive to ensure your time here is as enjoyable and well rounded as possible.

We've opened our doors to the world, and are confident in our ability to equip our students with the skills to meet the high standards the global marketplace demands now and into the future.

Contact details

For all International Study enquiries email:

A staff member from the International team will get back to you.

Last reviewed 17 March 2023
Last updated 17 March 2023