Bundaberg State High School

​​​​We are currently unable to accept new international student applications. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.​​

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​100 years of academic, sporting and cultural excellence
  2. Individually tailored programs offering broad curriculum choices​
  3. Unique Australian regional experience in a supportive and caring school community

Principal's welcome

​​​Welcome to Bundaberg State High School and we hope that you enjoy the experience of living and learning in a Queensland state school. We endeavour to make our International Students’ transition a smooth one.

Whilst you are studying at Bundaberg State High School we will ensure your successful adjustment to living and studying in Queensland. We will also help you to understand procedures and expectations of the Queensland Education System and provide information and skills to become an independent resident and learner at Bundaberg State High School.

The focus of Bundaberg State High School is to continually strive to achieve successful, active learners along with inspired and creative thinkers.

We also pride ourselves in our communication with engaged people from our Australian students to people all over the world. We enjoy having productive partnerships with International students, their parents and their agents. We come in contact with a lot of great people who we encourage to continue improving themselves by achieving their goals.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Bundaberg State High School is located on the southern most edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the East Coast of Queensland. Bundaberg sits on the Burnett River before it enters the Coral Sea, surrounded by rich farmland and national parks with the best climate and coastal lifestyle without the city crowds.

In Bundaberg you will enjoy the sun, sand and crystal clear waters of our nearby beaches and marvel at your turtle encounters at Mon Repos, home to the largest, most significant nesting turtle population in the South Pacific region.

With over a century of teaching and learning excellence, we invite you to join our supportive and caring school community with a wide range of programs and opportunities available to support you to excel.

EQI programs offered

High School
Regional Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Aquatic Practices (senior)
  • School of Distance Education for additional languages
  • Rugby League (junior)
  • Excel Academic Excellence (junior)
  • NASA Space Design Challenge and Formula One in School
  • Dance and Drama Excellence (junior)
  • Instrumental Music
  • Student Leadership
  • eKids

Extracurricular activities

  • Incentive day trips and excursions to Fraser Island, Heron Island, biannual Sydney ski trip, Japanese cultural exchange, Gold Coast, Lady Musgrave Island, Brisbane and more
  • Instrumental music, school choir, plays and drama
  • Mathematics team and technology challenges
  • Human Powered Vehicle Team
  • Rowing Team
  • Clubs – table tennis, chess, judo, film and drama, debating and public speaking, Taiko drums, Auslan signing choir and performing arts
  • Inter-school sporting competitions, cross-country, swimming carnival and yearly track and field carnival
  • Opportunities to participate in numerous significant cultural events across the Bundaberg Community

School facilities

  • Performing arts complex
  • Visual arts building
  • Technology hub
  • Multipurpose indoor sports complex and fully equipped gym
  • Library
  • Science laboratories and resource centre
  • Commercial kitchens and training restaurant
  • Computer-aided drafting and manufacturing centre
  • Canteen, coffee shop and breakfast club

Tertiary pathways


  • Japanese
  • German (Years 7–9)
  • Other languages available through the School of Distance Education

Homestay and accommodation

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 05 September 2023