Kingaroy Health Service
166 Youngman Street
Kingaroy QLD 4610
(07) 4162 9200
0429 209 640
(07) 4162 9283
Kingaroy is a sizeable country town situated on the D’Aguilar Highway in South East Queensland. Known as the “Peanut Capital of Australia”, Kingaroy is the commercial centre of the South Burnett Shire and indulges in diverse agricultures including olives, cheese and wine, as well as the well-known peanuts. Kingaroy offers a modern country lifestyle in picturesque surroundings, ideal for the social couple or community-oriented family.
The Kingaroy Hospital is a 41 bed facility providing accident and emergency, general wards, maternity, surgery, outpatient and pathology services.
Specialist services comprise of a number of visiting services including obstetrician and gynaecology, diabetic services, radiology, neurology, cardiology, specialist mental health and hearing services as well as clinics such as a pace-maker and specialist surgical outpatients clinics.
Other clinics available include gynaecology, paediatrics, diabetics, well baby, mental health and immunisation clinics.
Allied health services include dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and occupational therapy.
Outreach services are provided for child health, general community health, community mental health, social work and Aboriginal health services.
HACC provides home and community care programs and aged care services are provided by the hospital in the Far Home Nursing Care unit.
- Accident and Emergency
- General Wards
- Renal dialysis
- Surgical Services
- Visiting Services:
- Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (fortnightly)
- Diabetic Services
- Hearing Services
- Mental Health Specialist
- Pacemaker Clinic
- Specialist Surgical Clinics
- Antenatal booking
- Mental Health
- Well Baby
Allied health services
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- Speech Pathologist
- Aboriginal Health
- Child Health Clinic
- Community Mental Health
- General Community Health Services
- Mums n Bubs Program
- Palliative care support
- Social Work
Home and Community Care services (HACC)
- Home Care Program
- 2804 medical admissions (13/14 financial year)
- 79 surgical admissions (13/14 financial year)
- 402 cat 1-3 presentations June 2016
- 398 (2014-15)
Accommodation is provided to student by QRME at the Kingaroy Hospital. Internet is connected and provided. Each student has their own bedroom with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Kingaroy Community<source: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus/profiles/DarlingDowns/DD_Kingaroy.asp, accessed 5/09/2016>
Statistically, Kingaroy is very much an average Australian town. While on the surface Kingaroy looks like the typical country town, underneath hides an eccentric and imaginative social scene. For example, the Kingaroy Peanut Festival is a biennial event that is as quirky as it sounds. The festival is held over a weekend in September and features competitions, peanut tossing, ping pong ball drop, a street parade, food and market stalls, helicopter joy rides, amusement rides and live entertainment.
- 17 education facilities including public and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12), special education and TAFE
- Childcare facilities
- Community clubs including Apex, Rotary, Lions, RSL, Queensland Country Women’s Association, Scouts and Girl Guides
- Museums and art galleries
- Most major banks
- Kingaroy Satellite Cinema
- Several faith provide services and places of worship
- Police station
- Australia Post
- Foodworks supermarket and retail stores
- Sporting clubs and facilities including the Kingaroy Aquatic Centre, archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, bowls, bridge, bushwalking, clay target shooting, cricket, croquet, cycling, darts, equestrian, fishing, all codes of football, golf club, gymnastics, indoor bowls, indoor cricket, indoor netball, motor cycling club, netball, pistol club, pony club, gliding, speedway, squash, swimming, tennis and tenpin bowling
- Garden Club
- Mount Wooroolin Nature Refuge – birdwatching
- Gordonbrook Dam
- Wine and Food in the Park Festival in March
- Kingaroy Show in May
- Peanut Festival held biennially in September
- Bicentennial Heritage Museum
- Taabinga Station homestead (National Trust listed)
- Kingaroy Tourist Information Centre
- “Bethany” – Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s property
- Bunya Mountains National Park