River Heads is a town in Queensland, Australia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of the city of Hervey Bay. The town is built on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Great Sandy Strait (to the east), the mouth of the Mary River (south) and the mouth of the Susan River (a tributary of the Mary) to the west. At the 2011 census, River Heads had a population of 1,294.
Vehicular ferries linking the mainland with Wanggoolba Creek and Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island depart from River Heads. The journey to Fraser Island takes 45 minutes.
In mid 2013, developer plans to build a retirement village at the site of a formerly approved resort complex were made public.