Bundaberg and Fraser Coast
Urban centres: Gympie, Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, North Burnett, South Burnett
Post codes: 4477, 4570–4571, 4580–4613, 4615, 4620–4674
Key industries: Food and agribusiness, fisheries and aquaculture, minerals and mining, infrastructure, education and training, tourism, aviation, and food processing
Showcasing some of nature’s best assets, the Bundaberg region is a popular tourist destination. It includes the iconic Fraser Island and the beginning of the Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. More than 80% of the region’s population lives in urban centres, but there are opportunities to live rurally and by the sea.
The area’s horticultural industry is a major regional employer, economic driver, and contributor to Australia’s food security. The produce grown here targets both domestic and international fresh markets, and supplies several food processing and value-adding operations. For more employment information, see Invest in Bundaberg.