Deeragun, a town on the Bruce Highway, is 17 km west of central Townsville. It is west of the Bohle River and its first local school, Bohlevale State primary, opened in 1911. The origin of the name is unrecorded.
Deeragun is a satellite urban development of the 1990s, laid out around the old school and the Nightjar railway station on the North Coast railway line. Much of the housing was built by the Housing Commission. Facilities have been slow to develop, although Catholic education authorities opened St Anthony's primary school in 1992 and an adjoining college in 2005. Northern Beaches State High School was opened in 1997. Shopping facilities are on the highway, and in 2006 work was started on a drive-in shopping centre with a supermarket and 15 shops, anticipating a proposed 4200 lot town development in Burdell, an adjoining locality to the north-east.
The Deeragun districts census populations have been:
Burdell and Mount Low entries