Gubulla Munda is a 60 metre carpet snake sculpture located in Plantation Park.
|Population||8,093 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||12.0 m (39 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Burdekin|
Ayr is located 88 kilometres (55 mi) south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) north of Bowen and 290 kilometres (180 mi) north of Mackay. Ayr is located near the delta of the Burdekin River. It is within the Burdekin Shire, which produces the most sugar cane per square kilometre in Australia utilising underground water supplies and water from the Burdekin Dam to irrigate crops when rains fail.
Alva beach, a popular area for fishing and swimming, is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of Ayr.
Ayr has a population of approximately 8,000.
Ayr Post Office opened on 25 August 1883.
Ayr has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 82-90 Wickham Street: Ayr State High School
- 145 Young Street: Burdekin Shire Council Chambers
- 163 Queen Street: Ayr Court House
Ayr has several state primary schools (Ayr, East Ayr, Kalamia and several others in surrounding areas) and two non-government primary schools, St Francis School (Catholic) and Burdekin Christian College. Ayr has one state high school and one non-government high school. Ayr State High School was the 8th public secondary high school in Queensland. The non-government high school is called the Burdekin Catholic High School.
Ayr is home to a small, state owned hospital. The one-storey building offers basic emergency care. The hospital features a helipad, which is utilized during more serious emergencies.
The A1 passes through the town. This, mostly two laned highway, is the major road of the Burdekin. It links Ayr with neighboring Brandon and Home Hill. Ayr's main street, Queen street, is a wide two laned street capable of handling a large amount of slow travelling cars.
Ayr Railway Station is the town's rail transit stop. Regular services run from Brisbane to Cairns.
While the town has no public transport, several bus routes pick up school children across the region.
A wide variety of sports are played in Ayr, including Touch football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, tennis and golf. Netball and Table Tennis (ping pong) are also popular. The Ayr Surf Life Saving club is a small yet highly established club.
Ayr is home to one newspaper. The Ayr Advocate has a Burdekin-wide circulation of just under 4000 people. The paper is published by Sydney-based News Corporation, and has three full-time journalists.
The town is home to the centre-right satirical publication The Burdekin Herald which was launched in 2013. In January 2014 the Burdekin Herald published an article claiming that the conservative Queensland government was going to introduce 22 000 poisonous snakes into homes to rid the state of cane toads.
Ayr has the usual chain stores, ten pin bowling, a toyshop, cinema, six pubs, and a range of sports, electrical and fashion stores. Ayr has several banks including the Commonwealth, ANZ, Suncorp, National and Bendigo Bank.
Notable people from Ayr
- Matthew Ham: professional football player - North Queensland Fury
- Zachary Anderson: professional football player - Central Coast Mariners
- Shane Muspratt: professional rugby league player
- Ryan Phelan: journalist and television presenter
- Don Walker: musician/songwriter - Cold Chisel
- Karrie Webb: professional golfer, member of LPGA Hall of Fame.
- Kel O'Shea: Australian representative rugby league player 
- Patricia Cockrem: former Australian basketball player
- Mark Dalle Cort: rugby league and union player
- SS Gothenburg which was wrecked off the coast of Ayr
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ayr (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
- "Ayr (entry 1066)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "Ayr (entry 44665)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "NEWS OF THE NORTH.". Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 27 November 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "War Memorial Arch". Monument Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Ayr State High School (entry 601574)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Burdekin Shire Council Chambers (entry 601922)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Ayr Court House (entry 601126)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- Whiticker, Alan and Hudson, Glen (2005). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players - Wests Tigers. Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. pp. 191–192. ISBN 1-920910-61-1.
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