The Mary River forms the southern boundary of the locality. There is residential housing near the river, but the locality is predominantly used for other purposes, including industrial estates and the heritage-listed Maryborough Cemetery. The Bruce Highway passes through from south to north.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maryborough West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
- "Maryborough West - locality in Fraser Coast Region (entry 46661)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 December 2017.