Biggenden is a small, rural community situated approximately 90km northwest of Maryborough and 100km southwest of Bundaberg. It has a town population of 900 and a district population of approximately 1600. Primary production is the most significant industry in the region with beef cattle being predominant. Other agricultural pursuits include cropping, peanuts, citrus and timber.
Biggenden boasts tourist attractions such as Mt.Walsh National Park, Coongarra Rock, Historic Chowey Bridge and Paradise Dam on the Burnett River. Biggenden is only an hour from the beautiful warm sandy beaches of the Fraser Coast and three hours from Brisbane. The town also offers sporting fields, an airstrip, a P-10 state school and a community Daycare and Kindergarten Centre.
Biggenden’s hospital underwent a major redevelopment in 2011/2012. The $12.5 million facility provides 7 acute, 11 aged care beds & a palliative care room. Biggenden health care services also include two General Practitioners and many visiting allied health professionals. Passenger transport services linking Biggenden to Bundaberg and Maryborough operate regularly.
Local industries include a livestock selling centre, domestic meatworks, engineering works, beef and dairy cattle, grain, peanuts and citrus. The area has the potential to absorb new industry, with good road links to the upper North Burnett, South Burnett, Coral Coast and Fraser Coast.