Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city lies on the Burnett River, approximately 385 kilometres (239 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) inland from the coast. Bundaberg is a major centre within Queensland's Wide Bay-Burnett region. The city name is thought to be an artificial combination of bunda, the Kabi Aboriginal word denoting important man and the German suffix berg indicating mountain. The city is colloquially known as "Bundy". The local Aboriginal group is the Gurang Gurang (goo-rang goo-rang) people.