Growth Areas to Look at: Bundaberg

In the Sunshine State, the city of Bundaberg is an ideal getaway located around 385 kilometres north of Brisbane’s central business district. The name itself may ring familiar as it is best-known for its export of Bundaberg Rum. It is a popular place for the tourism industry and acknowledged as the business centre for sugar cane growing areas and an access point to national treasures, beaches and resort islands.

Group of people

The Neighbours
It is regarded as one of the most populous cities in the state, with the population reaching over 93,000 people and continuing to grow. The average age is 45 years old with most of the residents being workers and employees. There are several occupations evenly spread out with 15% of labourers, 11% of administrative workers and 11% of managers. Hospitals and schools are some of the main industries where to find work.

The School Run
For primary and secondary, there is a vast selection available with the majority of the schools being at a close distance from each other. If families were to opt for private schools, they can choose from Coral Coast Christian school, St Joseph’s school, St Luke’s Anglican school, Bundaberg Christian College and a few more to choose from. Alternatively, if they were to decide on attending a state school, there are plenty of options such as Bundaberg State high school, Walkervale State school and the Bundaberg Central State school. All age groups are covered including younger children with the YMCA childcare and kindergarten as well as the Cuddle Bugs kindergarten, to name a few.

Kids Swimming

The Commute
The main modes of public transport are serviced through Queensland Rail trains and Duffy’s City buses. The Bundaberg railway station, along the Mount Perry line, can be found on McLean Street that’s just a 5-minute walk from the Bundaberg Regional Council. For travellers, the Bundaberg Airport is conveniently just a 10-minute drive away from the city centre.

Retail Therapy
The Hinkler Central shopping centre on Maryborough street and Stockland Bundaberg shopping centre along Takalvan street provide residents with essential stores and supermarkets. There are also a handful of local cafés and fresh produce stalls spread out especially in the North Burnett area.

What’s Going On
As it is the entry to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, visitors come from all over the world to explore. There are a number of heritage-listed sites scattered around the city to visit particularly, the Bundaberg War Memorial and the Burnett Bridge. The city also offers a variety of museums and art galleries with the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Regional Art Gallery to go and see. The ‘Taste Bundaberg Festival’ offers residents and tourists a heritage-focused celebration of the region’s finest food and produce each month. This lively city embraces a bountiful amount of nature with coasts and wetlands while also capturing Australia’s culture and heritage.


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Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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