Company History


It is more than 130 years since sugar cane was first grown in Queensland. During this time the companies which now form Bundaberg Sugar Ltd have played a major role in the development and prosperity of their local areas from the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland to Nambour in south east Queensland.

The company's most significant growth period began in 1972, when the listed Fairymead Sugar Company Limited merged with Gibson & Howes Limited, and changed its name to Bundaberg Sugar Company Limited.

Today, Bundaberg Sugar's operations include the Millaquin and Bingera sugar mills, the Bundaberg Refinery and packaging plant, Bundaberg Walkers Engineering and Bundaberg Molasses. In recent years substantial capital funds have been invested in upgrading plant equipment, increasing the capacity of Bundaberg Refinery and the Millaquin Mill.

The history of Bundaberg Sugar is so rich and long that a book called the "Southern Sugar Saga" was written about it by John Kerr and published by the Bundaberg Sugar Company Limited in the 1980's.