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Gayndah

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
About Gayndah

Gayndah is the oldest town in Queensland and located on the Burnett River. Meaning “thunder” in Aboriginal, Gayndah was established in 1849 to support local sheep graziers. In 1892, industry switched to citrus fruit when local farmers realised the fertility of the Burnett River floodplain. Today, Gayndah heads Queensland’s citrus industry and proudly claims to be “The Orange Capital of Queensland”. Other local industries include forestry, grazing, grapes, peanuts and fishing. Gayndah offers a peaceful country lifestyle without forfeiting convenience or comfort.

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Working in Gayndah

The Gayndah Hospital provides outpatients, accident & emergency, chronic inpatient, aged care, respite care, palliative care, radiology (limited) and pathology services as well as onsite helipad access in their 23 bed facility.

Psychiatric and orthopaedic clinics are also available.

The numerous allied and community health services available include physiotherapy, dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, social work, mental health, child & youth mental health, school based youth health, child health, Indigenous health, child protection liaison officer, needle and syringe program, Lighten Up Program and antenatal care as well as alcohol, tobacco & other drug services.

Outreach services consist of diabetes education through GP links, women’s health, rural women’s health, clinical psychology, breast screening, women’s support service, hearing clinics and podiatry.

HACC provides home care, maintenance, transport, social support and Meals on Wheels to the aged.

Living in Gayndah

As “Orange Capital of Queensland” Gayndah pays tribute to the citrus fruit with a weekend festival. The biennial Gayndah Orange Festival is a family-friendly weekend including a Gala Ball, crowning of the Orange Festival Queen, carnival, citrus packing competition, float procession, street entertainers, art show, market stalls, live entertainment, international cuisine, museum displays and wheelie bin challenge. Its a weekend the entire community looks forward to.

The area's undulating countryside offers views over the citrus orchards, Burnett Valley and rural countryside from several lookouts including Archer's Lookout, Binjour Lookout and Mt Gayndah. Bring a picnic and unwind. Summer storms may spoil your view though. Avoid sightseeing in January as it claims the highest
rainfall for the year, averaging 112 millimetres for the month.


Local must see!

Don’t miss the museum on Steam Day! Housing an extensive collection of vintage vehicles, the Gayndah Museum regularly holds “steam days” through out the year where antiquated machines come alive again in a puff of cloud.


Gayndah store Gayndah store Services
  • 6 education facilities including public and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12) and TAFE
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including RSL, Queensland Country Women’s Association, Lions, Rotary and Senior Citizens
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Library
  • Assembly of God, Uniting Church, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, St Matthew's Anglican, St Joseph's Catholic, Wesleyan Methodist and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Police station
  • National Australia Bank and ANZ bank as well as Suncorp Metway and Wide Bay Capricorn agencies
  • Australia Post with Commonwealth Bank facilities
  • IGA and Foodstore supermarkets
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including fishing, water sports, bowls, cricket, netball, football, pistol club, tennis, swimming and soccer
  • Gayndah Historical Museum
  • Archer Lookout
  • Gayndah Orange Festival every two years
  • Race day in October
  • McConnell’s Lookout
  • Ban Ban Springs
  • Heritage buildings
  • Annual Show over Easter
  • Gayndah markets, first Sunday of every month
Gayndah town Gayndah town Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
69 Warton Street GAYNDAH QLD 4625
Postal Address:
PO Box 41 GAYNDAH QLD 4625
General Phone:
+61 7 4161 3500
General Fax:
+61 7 4161 3599
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
real-life-stories
Deborah Davis, Clinical Nurse, Childers Hospital
Deborah Davis Clinical Nurse, Childers Hospital "The lifestyle is relaxing and it is a well supported district, one which offers room for advancement".
Dr Emma Jones, PHO, Bundaberg Hospital
Dr Emma Jones PHO, Bundaberg Hospital "Working for QH I have received more supervision, more experience and more training than I would ever have had in the UK".
Dr Gabriela Strey, SMO, Hervey Bay Hospital
Dr Gabriela Strey SMO, Hervey Bay Hospital "I originally made the move for one year to gain more experience and to advance my career. One year has now been over four years…"
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  • 1,750 Population
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    Aerial access Charter only
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