Battery Hill, a residential suburb, is 3 km north of central Caloundra and adjoins Dicky Beach. The hill, originally known as Ballingers Hill, is north-west of the intersection of Beerburrum and Coonowrin Streets. In the early 1880s the site was identified for defensive purposes, probably for use as an early warning station in the event of an invasion, and the present name probably derives from that time.

During World War II Battery Hill was part of a more comprehensive defensive network extending northwards to Point Cartwright, and there was a trench system with firing positions from Battery Hill to Dicky Beach.

In the 1960s-70s Currimundi and the Kawana Waters suburbs were under development, but Battery Hill was left undeveloped. It is thus a relatively recent suburb for a location so close to the Caloundra business district.

Battery Hill has a hotel in Nicklin Way, across the road from a shopping strip in Currimundi, the Caloundra community centre and a couple of neighbourhood parks.

Battery Hill's census populations have been:

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