Wide Bay Burnett snapshot

50,000 km²
Key city/town
Local government
6 areas


The Wide Bay Burnett region begins about two hours north of Brisbane and covers around 50,000km². It has the largest population of any Queensland region outside the south-east.

  • Key towns and cities – Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, and Gympie
  • Size – 50,000km² (19,305mi²), including coastal areas and hinterland agricultural land
  • Traditional strengths – 
    • Agriculture
    • Timber
    • Heavy Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Fishing
  • Established industries – 
    • Horticulture
    • Aquaculture
    • Food processing
    • Tourism
    • Advanced manufacturing
  • Australia’s largest macadamia-growing region, and produces more than 90% of Queensland’s mandarins, oranges and nuts
  • Port of Bundaberg – Major sugar export hub

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