Coastlines and rivers

Turtle swimming on the reef

Reef Guardian Council program

Bundaberg Regional Council is proud to be an official Reef Guardian Council.

Reef Guardian Council

Bundaberg prides itself on being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The coastline between Burnett Heads and Elliott Heads contains the most southerly fringing coral reefs on the Eastern Australian mainland and is home to a wide variety of fish species and colourful marine snails (nudibranchs).  Just offshore, Lady Elliott and Lady Musgrave Islands provide some of the best snorkelling and diving sites in the world in protected coral cays.

Council is involved in the Reef Guardian program to show its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef in partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Bundaberg Regional Council incorporates environmentally sustainable practices into the planning and management of our infrastructure and services. These include erosion compliance, coastal rehabilitation, water and sewerage treatment plant upgrades and public education programs.

It complements the highly successful Reef Guardian Schools initiative, which involves 276 schools, more than 120,000 students and 7,400 teachers. 

Climate change initiatives

Read the latest climate change initiatives undertaken by 19 Reef Guardian Councils, including Bundaberg Regional Council to decrease emissions in 2022. 

For further details on the Reef Guardian Program please visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority