Burnett Highway

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Burnett Highway
Burnett Highway 1912.svg
Burnett Highway (green on black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 542 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, Rockhampton, Queensland
  Leichhardt Highway
Dawson Highway
Isis Highway
Wide Bay Highway
Bunya Highway
South end D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango, Queensland
Major settlements Mt. Morgan, Dululu, Biloela, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Ban Ban Springs, Goomeri
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Burnett Highway is an inland rural highway located in Queensland, Australia. The highway runs between its junction with the Bruce Highway just south of Rockhampton, and Nanango. Its length is approximately 542 kilometres. The highway takes its name from the Burnett River, which it crosses a number of times. The Burnett Highway provides the most direct link between the northern end of the New England Highway and Rockhampton. It is designated as a State Strategic Road by the Queensland Government.[1]

Route description[edit]

List of towns on the Burnett Highway[edit]

From north to south



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

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Rockhampton Gracemere 0 0.0 Bruce Highway (National Route A1) north - Rockhampton /
south - Mount Larcom
Northern end of Burnett Highway.
Banana Dululu 63.1 39.2 Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) north-west - Westwood /
south-west - Wowan
Biloela 135.1 83.9 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
North-western concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
136.3 84.7 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
South-eastern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
North Burnett Mundubbera 338.3 210.2 Mundubbera-Durong Road (State Route 75) - south-west - Durong
Burnett River 381.3 236.9 Les Baker Bridge
North Burnett Ban Ban Springs 408.1 253.6 Isis Highway (State Route 52) north-east - Childers
Gympie Goomeri 482.3 299.7 Wide Bay Highway (State Route 49) east - Gympie Northern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
484.1 300.8 Bunya Highway (State Route 49) west - Murgon Southern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
South Burnett Nanango 542.3 337.0 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 Apr 2014). "Burnett Hwy still closed more than a year after landslide". The Morning Bulletin. Capricornia Newspapers. Retrieved 29 July 2014.