Biloela is the principle town of the Capricorn Region's rural hinterland, situated in the picturesque and fertile Callide Valley. A thriving community since 1924, it supports many industries including coal mining, energy production, meat works, cattle grazing and crop farming of sorghum, wheat and cotton. The town is centre of the Banana Shire and easily accessible to major cities such as Rockhampton, Gladstone and Brisbane.
The Biloela Hospital is a 25 bed, 74 staff facility providing medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, accident and emergency, palliative care, radiography and pharmacy services.
As a Queensland Health employee, you will likely be providing health services from the Biloela hospital. You will have access to visiting specialist services such as ophthalmology, general surgery, obstetric & gynaecology, mental health, drug and alcohol and orthopaedic services.
Clinics available include dental and midwifery as well as weekly antenatal clinics, weekly venesection clinics and women's health clinics every second month.
Allied health services to Biloela include physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy as well as social work.
Outreach services include child health, community health and aboriginal health as well as dental health.
Recent improvements to the hospital include a new doctor’s residence with an upgrade to the bathrooms and the air-conditioning.
Biloela's biggest attraction is the Silo, created for Brisbane’s Expo in 1988. More than 28 metres high, it is filled with an array of displays about Biloela’s primary industries. The Silo gives an insight into the region’s cotton production, stud and dairy cattle, redclaw and ostrich farming, grain production and land care.
Take the kids and checkout Mount Scoria. Meaning 'Place of Fused Metals', Mount Scoria is known as ‘Musical Mountain’. This amazing, rare rock formation, 150 metres high was once the core of a volcano. Long six-sided basalt columns on the top of the mountain project outwards like fingers. The columns sound musical notes when struck by another rock.
Biloela’s annual Comedy and Food Festival in October is a must-do event! Incorporating stand up comedy and cooking classes into a week long festival is a recipe for fun, disaster and laughs!