Burnett Highway

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Burnett Highway

Burnett Highway 1912.svg
Burnett Highway (green on black)
General information
Length542 km (337 mi)
Route number(s)
  • A3
  • (Entire Route)
  • Duplexes
  • State Route 60
  • (Biloela West - Biloela)
  • State Route 49
  • (Goomeri - Goomeri South)
route number
National Route 17
Major junctions
North end Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1), Gracemere
South end D'Aguilar Highway (State Highway A3 / State Route 96), Nanango
Major settlementsMt. Morgan, Dululu, Biloela, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Ban Ban Springs, Goomeri
Highway system

The Burnett Highway is an inland rural highway located in Queensland, Australia. The highway runs between its junction with the Bruce Highway at Gracemere, just south of Rockhampton, and Nanango. Its length is approximately 542 kilometres. The highway takes its name from the Burnett River, which it crosses in Gayndah. The Burnett Highway provides the most direct link between the northern end of the New England Highway (at Yarraman, 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of Nanango) and Rockhampton. It is designated as a State Strategic Road (part of Australia’s Country Way) by the Queensland Government.[1]


In January 2013, Cyclone Oswald caused flood damage to the road and a partial closure between Bouldercombe and Mount Morgan, which took longer than a year to repair.[2]

List of towns on the Burnett Highway[edit]

From north to south


Major intersections[edit]

RockhamptonGracemere00.0 Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1) north - Rockhampton /
south - Mount Larcom
Northern end of Burnett Highway.
BananaDululu63.139.2 Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) north-west - Westwood /
south-west - Wowan
Biloela135.183.9 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
North-western concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
136.384.7 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
South-eastern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
North BurnettMundubbera338.3210.2 Mundubbera-Durong Road (State Route 75) - south-west - Durong
Burnett River381.3236.9Les Baker Bridge
North BurnettBan Ban Springs408.1253.6 Isis Highway (State Route 52) north-east - Childers
GympieGoomeri482.3299.7 Wide Bay Highway (State Route 49) east - GympieNorthern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
484.1300.8 Bunya Highway (State Route 49) west - MurgonSouthern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
South BurnettNanango542.3337.0 D'Aguilar Highway (State Route A3) south - Yarraman /
(State Route 96) north-west - Kingaroy
Southern end of Burnett Highway.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ Austin King (12 April 2014). "Burnett Hwy still closed more than a year after landslide". The Morning Bulletin. Capricornia Newspapers. Retrieved 29 July 2014.