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, with a drive-in shopping centre (2006) with a supermarket and 15 shops, and a 4200 lot town development in Burdell, an adjoining locality to the north-east.

Based on figures collected in 2011-12 by Housing Industry Australia, Deeragun was named in the top twenty Australian growth areas based on population and housing approvals.

The Deeragun districts census populations have been:

 AreaCensus DatePopulation
Deeragun District196158
Deeragun Suburb20062626

Burdell and Mount Low entries


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