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Bundaberg East Water Tower.jpg
View looking West. The East Water Tower was erected in 1901-1902 to provide suitable water pressure as part of Bundaberg's new reticulated water system.
Bundaberg East is located in Queensland
Bundaberg East
Bundaberg East
Location in Queensland
Population 2,784 (2016 census)
 • Density 605/km2 (1,570/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4670
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Bundaberg
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Suburbs around Bundaberg East:
Bundaberg North Kalkie Kalkie
Bundaberg Central Bundaberg East Kalkie
Bundaberg South Kepnock Ashfield

Bundaberg East is a suburb of Bundaberg in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Bundaberg East had a population of 2,784 people.


A Government land sale of eighty allotments was advertised for auction by W.E.Curtis June 6, 1882. The map advertising the auction stated the allotments were down river a mile from Bundaberg and fronted Scotland Street, Princes Street and George Street, located near Cran & Co's Refinery and Manchester & Scott's Saw Mills.

St Matthew's Anglican Church Bundaberg East was opened in 1906 and closed in 1975. It was sold because of population drift.

Bundaberg East State School opened on 1 July 1886.

In 2005, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks opened their tourist facility, the Bundaberg Barrel, one of Australia's Big Things in Bundaberg East. The Barrel has a 3D hologram video, interactive displays on the brewing process and taste testing.

In the 2011 census, Bundaberg East had a population of 2,810 people.

In the 2016 census Bundaberg East had a population of 2,784 people.

Heritage listings

Bundaberg East has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Bourbong Street (24°51′49″S 152°21′27″E / 24.8637°S 152.3575°E / -24.8637; 152.3575 (Kennedy Bridge)): Kennedy Bridge
  • Quay Street (24°51′46″S 152°21′26″E / 24.8627°S 152.3572°E / -24.8627; 152.3572 (Saltwater Creek railway bridge)): Saltwater Creek Railway Bridge
  • 17 Sussex Street (24°51′45″S 152°21′57″E / 24.8624°S 152.3658°E / -24.8624; 152.3658 (East Bundaberg Water Tower)): East Bundaberg Water Tower


Bundaberg East State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 33 Scotland Street (24°51′44″S 152°22′21″E / 24.8622°S 152.3725°E / -24.8622; 152.3725 (Bundaberg East State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 587 students with 41 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no secondary school in Bundaberg East. The nearest secondary schools are Kepnock State High School in neighbouring Kepnock to the south and Bundaberg State High School in neighbouring Bundaberg South to the south-west.


Bundaberg Wesleyan Methodist Church is at 1A Princess Street (24°51′50″S 152°21′53″E / 24.8638°S 152.3647°E / -24.8638; 152.3647 (Bundaberg Wesleyan Methodist Church)). It is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.


The Bundaberg Rum Distillery is at Hills Street (24°51′13″S 152°22′02″E / 24.8536°S 152.3673°E / -24.8536; 152.3673 (Bundaberg Rum Distillery)). It offers tours, a museum and tastings.

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is at 147 Bargara Road (24°51′09″S 152°22′52″E / 24.8525°S 152.3812°E / -24.8525; 152.3812 (Bundaberg Brewed Drinks)). It offers tours and tastings.

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