South Burnett Timber Industry Museum’s 20th Birthday Historical Photograph Competition

The South Burnett Timber Industry Museum located in Wondai turns 20 years old this November!

To celebrate, Discover South Burnett are hosting an Historical Photograph Competition portraying the region’s timber industry. The photo competition will showcase the history and evolution of the timber industry over the past 100 years in the South Burnett.

We are looking for photos that depict the historical reality of the timber industry over time and build a digitized image collection for generations to come.

Do you have photos of timber getters or bullock teams? People at work or much-loved places in the South Burnett tied to the timber industry? The photos can be artistic, gritty, smiley or candid. No matter their condition, if you have them, we would love to see them.

How to enter:

  • Find photos of the South Burnett timber industry over the past 100 years. All photos must be captured in the South Burnett region.
  • Fill in the Historical Photograph Competition Entry Form
  • Include a title and short description of the people and places depicted in the photograph and their relationship with the South Burnett timber industry
  • Submit the scanned photo, short description and entry form by emailing with the subject line including “Attn: Tourism Officer – Historical Photograph Competition November 2021”.
  • Alternatively, visit the South Burnett Timber Industry Museum at 80 Haly Street Wondai to submit your photos and entry form.
  • Submit all entries by 5pm Monday 22 November 2021.

Winners will be announced at the South Burnett Timber Industry Museum’s 20th Birthday celebration in Wondai on Wednesday 24 November 2021. The winner will receive a locally handmade timber bowl valued at $100.

All entries will be published in an historical photo album to be displayed at the Wondai Timber Museum.

For full terms and conditions, see below;

For further information contact Council’s Tourism Officer on 1300 789 279, 07 4189 9100 or email

Spring in the South Burnett

The weather is warming up and the sun is shining. The flowers are starting to bloom! It is time to make plans for how you are going to enjoy this change of season in the South Burnett. Here are three Spring Bucket List items to get you started –

  1. Spring Racing

Spring is when the country and country racing comes to life. Young foals, food, fine wine, and fashion.  Experience racing in the country where you’ll get up close and personal with the horses, mingle with the crowd. Relax, and settle back with a great vantage point from every angle.

16th October – Wondai Race Meet

2nd November – Melbourne Cup Race day at Kumbia

2.Kingaroy & District Vintage Machinery Club Rally

TWENTY years of the Kingaroy and District Vintage Machinery Club will be on display 18-19 September as the club throws its doors open far an annual rally.

Gates open at 8.30am and the machinery parade will start at 9am.

It will feature a full range of the club’s old-fashioned tractors pulling a variety of vintage farm equipment, dating back to the 1920s. Corn threshing and a slow tractor race are just a few events lined up for the weekend. The day will also include old-time machinery displays including crawlers, trucks, cars, and bikes.

There’ll be a selection of petrol, diesel, and steam-powered machines and plenty of food and stalls. For more information

3. Garden Expo

ONE of Queensland’s most diverse garden expos returns to Wondai on the 25 & 26 September.

Visitors to the annual Wondai Autumn Garden Expo can expect everything from stunning garden concepts, small business stalls, flowers, vegies, and heaps more.

For all your gardening information contact

Please call into any of our Visitor Information Centres for more details or contact Council by phoning 4189 9100 or email

Wondai Country Running Festival

The Wondai Country Running Festival kicks off again on the weekend of 22/23 June after the great success of previous years.  The festival has over 100 stalls, kids entertainment, dingoes, food outlets and much more to keep you entertained all day. Get on your blue suede shoes and rock the afternoon away with the ‘Las Vegas in Wondai’ Show in the Town Hall. Entry includes afternoon tea and a guarantees rock-in good time with all your old time favourite tunes.

The running events start Saturday and after the resounding success of last years festival we have incorporated two new events- a ‘Dash for Cash’ and ‘All Abilities’ event. These events will form part of the existing family fun run, forest trail and endurance events which include the almighty marathon located on the fully sealed rail trail.

Entries for the running festival are online ( except the family fun run) . This a family friendly festival which is free to everyone – we look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact the Wondai Art Gallery on 4168 5926 or running festival secretary Claire on 0432 180 064