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Wide Bay/Burnett Region

The Wide Bay/Burnett Region extends from Kalpowar in the north to Nanango in the south, and from Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and Gympie in the east to west of Eidsvold.

Scenic shot of the esplanade

About Wide Bay Burnett Region

Area: 48,599km2
Population: around 287,425
Industries: sugar, livestock, agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, tourism, freight.

To find a customer service centre (for general enquiries, vehicle registration, licensing, driving test bookings and vehicle inspections) select a location from the alphabetical list.

Road contact information

For road information, the department’s Bundaberg office is the main point of contact for residents, industry and business.

Bundaberg office

Phone: 07 4154 0200
Fax: 07 4152 3878
Post: Locked Bag 486
Bundaberg Qld 4670
Location: 23 Quay Street
Bundaberg Qld 4670

Gympie office

Phone: 07 5482 0333
Fax: 07 5482 0465
Post: PO Box 183
Gympie Qld 4570
Location: 50 River Road
Gympie Qld 4570

Road network

Visit the Traffic and Travel Information website for the lastest update. 

  • Bruce Highway (south of Gympie to Kolan River)
  • Isis Highway (Bundaberg–Coalstoun Lakes)
  • Burnett Highway (Nanango to north of Monto)
  • Wide Bay Highway (Gympie–Goomeri)
  • Bunya Highway (west of Kumbia to Goomeri)
  • D’Aguilar Highway (south of Nanango to Kingaroy)
  • Pialba–Burrum Heads Road
  • Maryborough–Hervey Bay Road
  • Torbanlea–Pialba Road
  • Maryborough–Cooloola Road
  • Goodwood Road
  • Elliott Heads Road
  • Bundaberg Ring Road
  • Bundaberg–Bargara Road
  • Bundaberg–Port Road
  • Bundaberg–Gin Gin Road
  • Bundaberg–Miriam Vale Road
  • Mundubbera–Durong Road
  • Murgon–Gayndah Road
  • Eidsvold–Theodore Road
  • Gladstone–Monto Road
  • Gin Gin–Mount Perry Road
  • Gayndah–Mount Perry Road
  • Monto–Mount Perry Road
  • Booyal–Dallarnil Road
  • Maryborough–Biggenden Road
  • Boompa Road
  • Kilkivan–Tansey Road
  • Brooweena–Woolooga Road
  • Bauple–Woolooga Road
  • Kilcoy–Murgon Road
  • Burrum Heads Road
  • Booral Road
  • The Cedars Road
  • Innes Park Road
  • Burnett Heads Road
  • Moore Park Road
  • Wuruma Dam Road
  • Kalpowar Road
  • Gooroolba - Biggenden Road
  • Cania Dam Road
  • Gympie–Woolooga Road
  • Mungar Road
  • Miva Road
  • Kin Kin Road
  • Tin Can Bay Road
  • Kingaroy–Cooyar Road
  • Chinchilla–Wondai Road
  • Kingaroy–Burrandowan Road
  • Nanango–Tarong Road
  • Wondai–Proston Road
  • Murgon–Barambah Road
  • Kenilworth–Brooloo Road
  • Tuchekoi Road
  • Gympie–Brooloo Road
  • Kenilworth–Skyring Creek Road
  • Gympie Connection Road
  • Rainbow Beach Road
  • Mary Valley Link Road
  • Bunya Mountains Road
  • Maidenwell–Bunya Mountains Road
  • Kingaroy–Barker’s Creek Road
  • Memerambi–Gordonbrook Road
  • Proston–Boondooma Road
  • Boondooma Dam Road
  • Byee Road
  • Yabba Creek Road

Local government

Places of interest

  • Bundaberg
  • Maryborough
  • Hervey Bay
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy
  • Cherbourg
  • Monto
  • Tiaro
  • Childers
  • Fraser Island


Project feed

Project nameRegion(s)Description
Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra)Wide Bay /Burnett, North CoastThis project involves a 61km upgrade and realignment of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra, including a bypass of Gympie, and is among Queensland's highest priority road projects.
Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade: Section B (Federal to Traveston)Wide Bay /BurnettThe $513 million Section B project of the Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade delivered a new 12km, 4-lane divided highway between Sankeys Road in Federal and Traveston Road in Traveston.
Bruce Highway intersections south of ChildersWide Bay /BurnettThe project involves upgrading the Bruce Highway intersections at Lucketts Road, Goodwood Road and Butchers Road, just south of Childers.
Bruce Highway overtaking lane (north of Maryborough)Wide Bay /BurnettThe project involves constructing a new 1.2km northbound overtaking lane on the Bruce Highway about 11km north of Maryborough.
Bruce Highway upgrade: Back Creek RangeWide Bay /BurnettThe upgrade includes realigning a 3.7km section of the highway, including the area locally referred to as the ‘Big Dipper’, to improve the horizontal and vertical alignment of the highway and remove some of the tight curves.
Bruce Highway upgrade: Cabbage Tree Creek – Carmans RoadWide Bay /BurnettThe upgrade includes realigning a 6.7km section of the Bruce Highway, about 10km north of Gin Gin. This will improve the horizontal and vertical alignment of the road and eliminate some tight curves.
Bundaberg Port Rail Link StudyWide Bay /BurnettIn October 2007 Transport and Main Roads (then Queensland Transport) engaged GHD to undertake a study to identify a rail corridor (for freight traffic) to connect the Port of Bundaberg to the existing rail network via the North Coast line.
Mary Valley Road and Yabba Creek Road intersection, ImbilWide Bay /BurnettThe project will involve realigning a section of Yabba Creek Road to provide a T-intersection to improve visibility and require motorists to approach the intersection at a slower speed.
Reconstructing QueenslandCentral West, Darling Downs, Far North, Fitzroy, Mackay/Whitsunday, Metropolitan, North Coast, North West, Northern, South Coast, South West, Wide Bay /BurnettThe huge task of reconstructing Queensland’s road network is making great progress.
Reconstructing Wide Bay/BurnettWide Bay /BurnettThe department has been working to reconstruct 300km of disaster-damaged roads in Wide Bay/Burnett following the cyclone and rain events of 2010, 2011 and 2012. The reconstruction works will be completed by early 2014, weather permitting.
Reconstructing Wide Bay/Burnett - BundabergWide Bay /BurnettThe department is working to reconstruct more than 45km of disaster-damaged roads in the Bundaberg region following cyclone and rain events of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Reconstructing Wide Bay/Burnett - Gympie/South BurnettWide Bay /BurnettThe department has finished reconstructing more than 80km of disaster-damaged roads in the Gympie / South Burnett region following cyclone and rain events of 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Reconstructing Wide Bay/Burnett - North BurnettWide Bay /BurnettThe department is working to reconstruct disaster-damaged roads in the North Burnett region, following cyclone and rain events of 2010/2011.
Last updated
16 April 2014