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  • Queensland—general information

    Queensland is the second largest Australian state. It has 7 regions and spans 1.7 million square kilometres.

  • Cairns and Far North Queensland

    About 2000km north of Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, this region has amazing natural features, large and small communities, and a variety of services.

  • Central West (includes Gladstone and Rockhampton)

    This region has a laid back, outback country lifestyle. At its furtherest, it is about 13 hours from Brisbane by road, and about 2.5 hours by plane.

  • Mackay and Whitsunday

    Halfway between Brisbane and Cairns, the relaxed tropical city of Mackay is close to pristine beaches and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Mackay is also Queensland’s premier coal region, producing 50% of the state’s coal.

  • Mount Isa and North West (includes Townsville)

    This region has low crime rates and reasonable prices. The cost of living in Mount Isa is about 5% higher than in Brisbane, though this is offset by higher income levels. Townsville is the largest city in northern Australia and boasts a relaxed lifestyle in a tropical climate. It is also the commercial, industrial and transportation hub for the region.

  • Brisbane and South East Queensland

    This region has long sandy beaches, an array of islands, lush valleys, mountain views, and a sub-tropical climate. It is home to the state’s capital, Brisbane.

  • South West and Darling Downs

    This region is known for its fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers. It produces around a third of Queensland’s agricultural output, and is a major producer of cotton and beef.

  • Wide Bay Burnett

    This region takes in the coastal hinterland areas between Caloundra and Gladstone. It has unique natural advantages, with an enviable climate and proximity to the major trading and service centres of South East.

Last updated
16 June, 2017
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