Kingaroy is located 220km north-west of Brisbane at the
junction of the D'Aguilar and Bunya Highways. It's the regional capital of
the South Burnett. Kingaroy township and its immediate surrounds now has
residents and the South Burnett Regional Council
area's population now exceeds 32,000
Kingaroy has always been a rich agricultural area and is probably best known
as Australia's peanut
and navy bean
capital. But since the
early 1990s it's also become home to a vigorous wine industry
is already the largest in the State in terms of production.
Kingaroy real estate prices are currently lower than comparable properties
in Brisbane and on the coast. But they've roughly doubled in the last
decade and seem set to go even higher in future.
Kingaroy's population is also expected to double over the coming decades as a
steadily growing population take advantage of the area's great rural
lifestyle, the area's proximity to Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine
Coast and rapidly expanding opportunities.
If you're unfamiliar with this beautiful region, the following links will provide
you with a wealth of information about it (all links appear in new
Our regional web portal was established in 2000. You can get live daily news,
events, weather forecasts, classifieds here (even the local movie guide!).
This site also contains extensive databases and links covering every aspect
of the region.
Thinking of starting a business? The first and best place to start is this
site, which provides a comprehensive and up-to-date database of all existing
businesses in the region. SouthBurnett.Biz also carries daily business-related
news stories every Monday to Friday.
The South Burnett is the largest wine region in Queensland by production;
the second-largest in terms of the number of cellar doors; and bigger
than all other wine regions combined (with the exception of the Granite Belt).
South Burnett Wine is an up-to-date, one-stop guide to all the region's wineries
and cellar doors, and it has maps of all the region's wine trails too.
South Burnett Tourism is a comprehensive online guide to Kingaroy and the
South Burnett from a tourist's point of view. It contains a live database
of all the region's tourist amenities including accommodation, places to
eat and attractions.You can get the
Services Job Board
Looking for employment? Kingaroy and the South Burnett have a shortage of
skilled tradespeople and professionals. Scan the town's live job board to
see what vacancies exist right now (Note: many of the best jobs never make
it on here: they're filled as soon as they're listed)
Wine & Food In The Park Festival
The Wine & Food In The Park Festival has been held at Memorial Park in
central Kingaroy on the second Saturday in March since 1997. It's grown to
become one of the largest family-oriented wine festivals in Queensland and
a very popular fixture on our region's annual events calendar.
The South Burnett Regional Council covers most of the South Burnett and it's
headquartered in Kingaroy. You can find out more about the area's current
fees, rates and charges on their website.