Bundaberg Regional Council will fly flags at half mast as a mark of respect for those who died in the Christchurch terror attack.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said councillors, staff and community members were deeply shocked and moved by the terrible event.
“It's hard to fathom that anything this horrific could happen in a peaceful city in our friendliest neighbouring country,” he said.
“Two per cent of the Bundaberg Region population was born in New Zealand.
“That's nearly 2000 people who live among us as friends and many more have New Zealand origins.
“Today we are united with them in grief.”
Mayor Dempsey said he supported the Prime Minister's request to fly all flags at half mast.
The Queen has also sent her condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is among the Australian and world leaders who have expressed their shock at the Christchurch terror attack.
“We have no greater friends in the world than New Zealanders,” she said.
“We are thinking of them all at this time as this awful situation unfolds.”