Kingaroy is a rural town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. The town is situated on the junction of the D’Aguilar and the Bunya Highways, 218 kilometres north-west of the state capital Brisbane and 141 kilometres south west of Gympie. As at June 2018, Kingaroy had a population of just over 10,000. The name comes from the Wakka Wakka aboriginal word Kingaroori which means ‘Red Ant’ and if you look closely, you will find this unique species of ant around the area. The rich red volcanic soils are also memorable and have enabled this farming community to plant a range of crops successfully with the most well-known being peanuts and navy beans.
In the heart of Kingaroy you find the twin towering peanut silos, a landmark in themselves, which are owned and operated by the Peanut Company of Australia (PCA). This iconic symbol of our town has a long history with our farming community however these days, our farmers have diversified into many different crops, cattle and wine production.