Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia. It lies approximately 370 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and is situated on the Burnett River. The population of the city is around 46,000 persons.
Bundaberg is dependent to a large extent on the sugar industry. Extensive sugar cane fields extend throughout the district, and all aspects of the sugar industy take place in close proximity to the city. One of the better known exports from the city is Bundaberg Rum, also made from sugar.
Tourism is a growing industry throughout Queensland, and Bundaberg, known as the 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef' is no exception. It is in close proximity to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands. The world famous Mon Repos beach loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) rookery is close by. The nearby town of Bargara is also growing as a retirement and residential destination.
Among the well known inhabitants of Bundaberg have been:
The name of the local Aborignal group is called Gurang-Gurang (goo-rang goo-rang).