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Burnett Heads is located in Queensland
Burnett Heads
Burnett Heads
Location in Queensland
Population 2,656 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 150.1/km2 (389/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4670
Area 17.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
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Burnett Heads is a coastal town and locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Burnett Heads had a population of 2,656 people.


Burnett Heads Post Office opened by 1919 (a receiving office had been open from 1888), closed in 1924 and reopened around 1942.


The Port of Bundaberg is located on the Burnett River at Wharf Drive (24°46′16″S 152°22′59″E / 24.771°S 152.383°E / -24.771; 152.383 (Port of Bundaberg)). It is operated by Gladstone Ports Corporation. It has two wharves:

  • Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf for sugar, gypsum, wood pellets, bulk liquids, molasses and formerly silica sand.
  • John T. Fisher Wharf for molasses imports, but is no longer in use due to aged wooden wharf needing major works, all imports and exports are handled by the Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf, there is however plans to repurpose the John T Fisher Wharf so it can be used to load items such as woodchip etc.


According to the 2016 census of Population, 2,656 people in Burnett Heads.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.
  • 80.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 4.0.
  • 91.9% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 31.0%, Anglican 22.5%, Catholic 16.3% and Uniting Church 7.7%.


Burnett Heads State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Burnett Heads Road (24°46′18″S 152°24′52″E / 24.7717°S 152.4145°E / -24.7717; 152.4145 (Burnett Heads State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 146 students with 11 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Burnett Heads. The nearest government secondary school is Kepnock State High School in Kepnock to the south-east.

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