Toogoom, a seaside town on Hervey Bay, is about midway between Pialba and Burrum Heads. The origin of the name is unrecorded.

The area was first settled by Europeans as a pastoral run in 1855 with a homestead near the Beelbi Creek which is immediately west of the town. In the late 1860s the run was reduced in size and renamed Toogoom, and in 1872 Toogoom was subdivided into small farms.

Toogoom's emergence as a residential area began in the 1970s, following the development of the Hervey Bay coast between Point Vernon and Urangan. Toogoom has relaxed holiday facilities for fishing, boating, birdwatching and crabbing in the creek. Sailboarding, sailing and canoeing are also popular. There are two caravan/camping grounds, local shops and a community hall. Toogoom's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
192128
196145
1986311
1996596
2001803
2006993
20111872
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