Biloela is the ‘capital’ of the Banana Shire, situated West of Gladstone and South of Rockhampton .
The region boasts diverse industry and blossoms with potential. Industries in the region include several significant coal mines, two power stations, beef processing works, a large piggery, and extensive grazing and farming enterprises. Crops include wheat, mung beans, lucerne, and sorghum.
Small boutique type enterprises have flourished in recent years and include fish and red claw farming, squab farming and processing, and herb industries. Biloela is the largest business and service Centre in the Shire boasting a variety of business and services. http://censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/UCL314005? ◊ Population: People 5,808 Male 2,963 Female 2,845 Median age 32 Median weekly household income $1,606 Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733 Median weekly rent $204 Biloela Boasts low Unemployed 3.4% Queensland 6.1% Australia 5.6%
Biloela offers locals professional of doctors, dentist, accountants, lawyers and other business and a sound choice of service providers.
Government services such as Department of Agriculture and Fisheries DAF and a Queensland Government Agency; and Centrelink are situated in Biloela.
Biloela boasts 1 State secondary school; a private school K to Grade 10; and three primary schools with several primary schools in proximate vicinity, pre-schools, prep school, kindergartens and child care centres. A Family day care network is available throughout the region.
Real estate offers commercial; domestic and rural opportunities for lifestyle; income and investors to acquire property in the town and vicinity taking advantage of the region’s rapid stable economic and social environment.
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Transport to and from Biloela:
The convenience of Sunday-Friday flights to and from Brisbane, with Fly Corporate is one of our real advantages of living in and around Biloela.
Hello World Biloela will confirm Biloela/Thangool Airport services.
The airport is located at the township of Thangool which is 11 km south of Biloela where parking is FREE. There are no food catering facilities at the airport, but drinks are available through a vending machine.
Hire cars: Hertz, Avis, Thrifty are available at the Airport with personnel there to facilitate hiring. Taxi hire: Biloela Taxi Service: 4992 4444.
The BP Service Station in Thangool provides fast food; papers and magazines; snacks and drinks and the post office.
Bus/Coach Services: Biloela to Rockhampton; Biloela to Brisbane Monday Wednesdays and Fridays Itinerary Bus Queensland https://www.busqld.com.au/
Callide Coaches offers a service between Biloela and Gladstone on Monday and Wednesday and Biloela and Maryborough, Qld, on Wednesdays & Fridays, call 1300 790 599, bookings essential.
Biloela hospital provides emergency and outpatient clinics; as well as inpatient maternity; surgical & medical services; as well as houses an allied health/community health service; & a radiography service. A quality community nursing service supporting our local hospital and GP’s.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: Biloela is well serviced by Queensland Ambulance Service; Queensland Police Service; well equipped Fire Station and SES group; with a capable and enthusiastic group of dedicated volunteers who supports the health and emergency needs of residents and visitors.
Banana Shire Support Centre open 9am-5pm weekdays.. Shop 1A 58 Kariboe St, Biloela QLD 4715 (07) 4992 3322 Biloela Emergency Accommodation offers assistance with accommodation related issues including disputes with landlord/agent, assistance with Housing Queensland, emergency accommodation for women escaping domestic violence, information, support and referral for any of the above issues. Financial emergency relief related to accommodation crises is also available. Free counselling service and court support service to victims and perpetrators of domestic family violence is also available.
Government Agencies Office Kariboe St Biloela Biloela Centrelink Office Office Type: Customer Service Centre 49 Grevillea Street Biloela, Queensland 4715 Hours of Operation Monday -Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (Closed12:30 to 1:30) Biloela Magistrates Court Phone: (07) 4992 0700 Fax: (07) 4992 0705 Postal address: PO Box 781 BILOELA QLD 4715 Address: Cnr Grevillea and Melton Streets BILOELA QLD 4715 General opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
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Rural life offers diverse cultural and lifestyle opportunities, fun and companionship. The Callide Valley is rich with talent in such fields as fine arts, craft, dance, and food appreciation. Our region offers a surplus of skill, talent and produce in a combination that is unique in its diversity.
Biloela also boasts strong community service organizations who volunteer; host and assist with events; fundraising for and with our community. Numerous Religious needs are met; community organizations established to assist with our lifestyle.
CONFERENCE & EVENT VENUE:
Biloela’s Civic Centre is an ideal venue for a conference; wedding; party; ball; entertainment even; celebration or funeral. The modern air cooled facility with a seating capacity of 970 in the main auditorium; which is dividable, and may be serviced by the inside bar and modern kitchen. It also has direct access to the large courtyard with barbeque facilities, amenities, & a bar. The Supper room seats 200, with access to the courtyard, and is serviced by a full modern kitchen; but also has direct access to the large courtyard with barbeque facilities, amenities, & a bar. The 210 square metre elegant entrance and foyer displays some of the Banana Shire’s art collection; and the air conditioned foyer bar doubles as a meeting area. The Civic Centre also has ample FREE parking and attractive gardens and outdoor pergola area especially designed for that outdoor wedding ceremony. For Bookings or enquiries: contact Civic Centre Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORT & RECREATION:
Biloela boasts a multitude of options and quality sport and recreational facilities.
The Biloela PCYC has a Bodyshop gymnasium, & hosts ju jitsu (very popular, that’s just the junior class, above), basketball, boxing, gym circuit, aerobics, yoga, karate, trampoline, & an outside school hours care program. “Strings Attached” – Biloela’s orchestra. Sailing on Callide Dam A peaceful end to the day – fishing at sunset at Lake Callide. The Thangool Race Club is situated 7 kms south of Biloela; hosting regular For table and marquee bookings (no cost) email Edwina ... email@example.com or phone 07 4995 8190 2017 Race Days 8 April 3 June 22 July 9 September (Thangool Cup) 21 October 2 December Biloela’s Community Resource Centre includes a conference room which seats up to 35. This multi-purpose community centre serves as a gathering place for families with children who have special needs. It enables access to respite and services such as speech therapy, physiotherapy and assessment specialists. Redeemer Lutheran Primary School’s band performing in Biloela Shoppingworld – just one of our local musical Above: some examples of recently built Biloela homes (photographs courtesy of First National Real Estate Biloela)
Education Biloela is the Hub of Banana Shire and the Callide Valley with education facilities ranging from Kindergartens and Pre-Schools to Tertiary education. Biloela Kindergarten has served the families of Biloela and surrounds for over 50 years and is located in Kariboe Street, Biloela. Coo-Inda Kindergarten was donated to the Biloela community by Callide Power Station, when the expansion to Callide B and C Power station occurred, and is located in Lawrence Street, Biloela. The Banana Shire Community Resource Centre located in Rainbow Street, Biloela provides support and educational resources for persons living with a disability, either congenital or through illness and has been an inspiring and valuable resource to the whole Shire. State Schools Within easy driving distance from Biloela; are providing education in a distinctly rural and community connected manner that parents find desirable. Mount Murchison State Primary School affectionately called Mt. Murchie stands proudly on the Dawson Highway approximately 10 klms east of Biloela. Thangool State Primary School and Pre-School situated 11kms south of Biloela on the Burnett Highway. Prospect Creek State Primary School approximately 7 kms west of Biloela on the Dawson Highway. Biloela State High School: School Buses commute from all areas to deliver High School students to the major High school in Biloela and the Banana Shire – the Biloela State High School catering for approximately 600 to 700 students. BHS provides a high standard of education and citizenship and is highly valued within the Banana Shire. Private School Education facilities. St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Pre-School is located in Rainbow Street, Biloela and has served Biloela over 75 years. Initially providing an education to Biloela primary school students, it also served in its early years as a boarding school for students from outlying areas. Valued for its Christian teachings and high standard of education, St. Joeys also excels in sports; arts and civic pride. Redeemer Lutheran College was a later entry to the education enclave, and commenced as a Primary and Pre-School facility in Collard Street, Biloela. Growing from strength to strength, Redeemer College now proudly delivers K to High 10, with plans to include High 12 in the near future. The addition of the Year 10 classes has relieved many parents wanting a private education from either sending their children to Boarding School or moving the family to a bigger centre such as Brisbane. The Biloela CQU Study Hub formerly the TAFE Campus is located beside Banana Shire Council Administration Building on Valentine Plains Road, Biloela. Now firmly established, the Study hub provides face to face educators and internet access for a range of tertiary studies. https://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/locations/biloela/courses-and-programs-available GAGAL in Biloela: www.gagal.com.au Central Queensland Apprentices and Trainees is a division of Gladstone Area Group Apprentices and Trainees. GAGAL is a long term local entity trusted with the training of our regions future trades people. For more information re community links contact the Banana ShireCommunity Directory Click here to see the Community Directory, for clubs/associations/ societies/groups/churches/non-profit services etc. in the Biloela area http://www.mycommunitydirectory.com.au/queensland/banana/education