About Us

The South Burnett Times is published every Tuesday and Friday and is distributed across the region encompassing Blackbutt, Cooyar, Goomeri, Kilkivan, Kingaroy, Maidenwell, Murgon, Nanango, Proston, Wondai and Yarraman.

The South Burnett Times provides local news, sport and events to the agriculturally-diverse South Burnett region. As the only bi-weekly newspaper dedicated to the area, the South Burnett Times keeps the region abreast of change as it happens. Tuesday’s edition focuses on weekend event and sport reporting, and includes an extensive trades and services directory. The Friday edition showcases local events, arts and entertainment, and also includes a property guide, motoring section, and Rural Weekly Southern edition.

The Central and North Burnett Times is published every Thursday and is distributed across Queensland's largest citrus-growing region. It connects the towns of Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Eidsvold, Monto and surrounding rural districts. With a focus on community events and opinions, the weekly publication is committed to the interests of its readers, and services a thriving agricultural hub that is known for citrus, cattle, timber and grains. The Central and North Burnett Times features the Rural Weekly Southern edition, trades and services, and an extensive classifieds section.

The South Burnett Mail is a fortnightly publication which features community news, events and photos. It is distributed to Kingaroy, Crawford, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Tingoora, Murgon, Wondai, Nanango, Kumbia, Goomeri, Blackbutt, Maidenwell, Yarraman and Cooyar.

The South Burnett Times began its days as the Wondai Times. The Wondai Times was established in 1910 and in August 1921 was renamed the South Burnett Times when the publication was taken over by the South Burnett Newspaper Company. The first edition of the new South Burnett Times appeared on Tuesday, August 2, 1921, its price was 3d per edition.

The South Burnett Times changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid following the addition of new equipment in November 1959. The first edition of the new-look publication comprised of 28 pages, the price was 6d per copy and circulation was 3150. In December 1961 the newspaper moved from Wondai to its current site at 176 Haly St, Kingaroy.

The Central Burnett Times was born in 1968.

In July 1981 the South Burnett Times acquired the Burnett Herald (formerly the Monto Herald) and later that the year the Central Burnett Times absorbed the Burnett Herald to become the Central and North Burnett Times.

In 2008 the South Burnett Times started the free fortnightly colour publication the South Burnett Mail.