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About Kingaroy

Kingaroy is a sizeable country town situated on the D’Aguilar Highway in South East Queensland. Known as the “Peanut Capital of Australia”, Kingaroy is the commercial centre of the South Burnett Shire and indulges in diverse agricultures including olives, cheese and wine, as well as the well-known peanuts. Kingaroy offers a modern country lifestyle in picturesque surroundings, ideal for the social couple or community-oriented family.

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The Kingaroy Hospital is a 41 bed facility providing accident and emergency, general wards, maternity, surgery, outpatient and pathology services.

Specialist services comprise of a number of visiting services including obstetrician and gynaecology, diabetic services, radiology, neurology, cardiology, specialist mental health and hearing services as well as clinics such as a pace-maker and specialist surgical outpatients clinics.

Other clinics available include gynaecology, paediatrics, diabetics, well baby, mental health and immunisation clinics.

Allied health services include dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and occupational therapy.

Outreach services are provided for child health, general community health, community mental health, social work and Aboriginal health services.

HACC provides home and community care programs and aged care services are provided by the hospital in the Far Home Nursing Care unit.

Living in Kingaroy

Statistically, Kingaroy is very much an average Australian town. While on the surface Kingaroy looks like the typical country town, underneath hides an eccentric and imaginative social scene. For example, the Kingaroy Peanut Festival is a biennial event that is as quirky as it sounds. The festival is held over a weekend in September and features competitions, peanut tossing, ping pong ball drop, a street parade, food and market stalls, helicopter joy rides, amusement rides and live entertainment.

Local must see!

Get a bird’s eye view of the town by checking out one of the town’s two lookouts. Both the Mount Wooroolin and Apex Park lookouts provide breathtaking
panoramic views of the area.

Kingaroy facility Kingaroy facility Services
  • 17 education facilities including public and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12), special education and TAFE
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including Apex, Rotary, Lions, RSL, Queensland Country Women’s Association, Scouts and Girl Guides
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Library
  • Most major banks
  • Kingaroy Satellite Cinema
  • Several faith provide services and places of worship
  • Police station
  • Australia Post
  • Foodworks supermarket and retail stores
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including the Kingaroy Aquatic Centre, archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, bowls, bridge, bushwalking, clay target shooting, cricket, croquet, cycling, darts, equestrian, fishing, all codes of football, golf club, gymnastics, indoor bowls, indoor cricket, indoor netball, motor cycling club, netball, pistol club, pony club, gliding, speedway, squash, swimming, tennis and tenpin bowling
  • Garden Club
  • Mount Wooroolin Nature Refuge – birdwatching
  • Gordonbrook Dam
  • Wine and Food in the Park Festival in March
  • Kingaroy Show in May
  • Peanut Festival held biennially in September
  • Bicentennial Heritage Museum
  • Taabinga Station homestead (National Trust listed)
  • Kingaroy Tourist Information Centre
  • “Bethany” – Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s property
  • Bunya Mountains National Park
Kingaroy Peanut Fields Kingaroy Peanut Fields Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
166 Youngman Street KINGAROY QLD 4610
Postal Address:
PO Box 333 KINGAROY QLD 4610
General Phone:
+61 7 4162 9200
General Fax:
+61 7 4162 9283
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
Real life stories
Julie James, OT Toowoomba, Queensland Health
Julie James OT, Toowoomba Hospital "Toowoomba is a great location to work in - it has sufficient staff to support re-entry professionals such as myself".
Dan Halliday, SMO Stanthorpe, Queensland Health
Dan Halliday SMO, Stanthorpe Hospital "Going bush gives you great opportunities to travel more and really experience local tourism and other facilities".
Anita Bolton, Dir of Nursing, Miles
Anita Bolton Director of Nursing, Miles Hospital "Miles is a beautiful little town with a strong community spirit".
Dr Amit Sutaria, Principal Dentist, Miles Hospital
Dr Amit Sutaria A/Senior Dentist, Miles Hospital "The people in Miles are very friendly. It is nothing for people here to give you a wave and say hello to you".
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  • 8,000 Population
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