Woodgate, a coastal town, is 35 km south-east of Bundaberg.

Woodgate was first named Ascot by Charles West, the proprietor of a coach service between Bundaberg and Maryborough. It was renamed Westgate, but changed to Woodgate after Thomas Wood, an early resident.

Further Reading: 

A History of Goodwood and Woodgate, Queensland, s.n., 1981

B.W O'Neill, Taming the Isis, Childrers, Isis Shire Council, 1987


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