Bundaberg Region

Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg Region

Quick Facts

Home of Bundaberg Rum, Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Mon Repos Turtle Rookery

Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Pristine beaches of the Coral Coast and scenic hinterland area of Childers and Gin Gin

Bundaberg is a thriving regional centre situated 45 minutes from Brisbane by air and 4 hours by road. The Bundaberg Regional Council covers a region that spans across coastal, city and country areas with a population of over 93,000 – with about half living in the city.

The Bundaberg Region incorporates the Coral Coast and is the southern gateway to the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region has the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.

Key major industries & employment opportunities are established and include:

  • Agriculture, horticulture, forestry & fishing
  • Manufacturing and engineering including aviation
  • Medical and allied health services
  • Education and training
  • Retail trade
  • Professional and business services.
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Towns in Bundaberg


Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg

Is a popular seaside area which harbours a peaceful and relaxed community ideal for families. Bargara boasts two open surf beaches and two still water swimming areas. The Bargara Streetscape project embraces the coastline with an attractive public area of walkways, decks, picnic areas and playgrounds. Cafes and eateries create an alfresco atmosphere.

Fishing enthusiasts are well catered for at Bargara with an artificial reef guaranteeing good fishing all year round. The Woongarra Marine Park offers fishing and snorkeling right on the shore.

Nearby, the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery provides a fascinating look at the endangered sea turtles during the nesting and hatching season from November to March. Turtles often nest at Bargara on Kelly's, Rifle Range and Nielson Park Beach offering a special summertime experience for beachgoers.

Bundaberg City

Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg

Bundaberg’s city centre is a colourful and bustling precinct with modern shopping centres well represented with national retail chains, a good selection of dining options, two cinemas, a theatre for live productions and a regional art gallery.

Bundaberg Rum, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Public and Private Hospitals, CQ University, Bundaberg Technology Park and our dynamic and diversified agricultural sector are all major employers.


Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg

This historical town is positioned on a ridge with magnificent views overlooking thousands of hectares of rich agricultural land. The undulating surrounds are made up of a patchwork of fields planted with sugar cane, macadamia trees and small crops.

The historic town of Childers with its charming streetscape of traditional shops including the Pharmaceutical Museum offers a relaxed and welcoming country atmosphere.

Nearby Woodgate Beach and National Park offers an unspoilt coastal playground for visitors seeking peace and quiet.

Gin Gin

Wide Bay Burnett, Bundaberg

Once home to Queensland’s only authentic bushranger the “Wild Scotchman” (James McPherson) Gin Gin is a historic treasure trove and marks the northern gateway to the Bundaberg region.

Gin Gin has a rich history from its timber and agricultural beginnings to the early historical accounts with Aboriginal tribes. There is a vast area to explore including Goodnight Scrub National Park which offers panoramic drives over country roads.

Nearby Lake Monduran provides a relaxing waterside location - popular for barramundi fishing and camping.

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See Local Council for More Information

Bundaberg Regional Council Phone: 1300 883 699
Email: [email protected]
Address: 190 Bourbong Street, BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Website: bundaberg.qld.gov.au
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