Regional investment opportunities

Queensland’s regions offer a diverse range of industries and investment-ready opportunities.

Far North Queensland

Regional investment opportunities

Stretching from the city of Cairns north to the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland is a multicultural region known for its adventure activities, Coral Sea and lush rainforests.

North Queensland

Regional investment opportunities

North Queensland’s unofficial capital, Townsville is home to government, community and business headquarters. Magnetic Island, a popular tourist destination, is nearby.

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsundays

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsundays

Mackay, 1,100 km north of Brisbane, is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. The region is known for its beaches, lifestyle and recreational attractions.

Central Queensland

Central Queensland

Central Queensland has strengths in mining and gas, vocational and tertiary education, primary production, tourism, manufacturing, retail, and health services.

Central West Queensland

Mine machinery lit up at night

With open skies and breathtaking landscapes, this inland region extends to the Northern Territory border. It includes the Simpson Desert and six other national parks.

Wide Bay Burnett

Wide Bay Burnett

The Wide Bay Burnett region begins about two hours north of Brisbane and covers around 50,000 It has the largest population of any Queensland region outside the south-east.

Darling Downs & South-West

Darling Downs & South West Queensland

Known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers, this region covers nearly 400,000, from the Great Dividing Range to the South Australian border.

South-East: Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Just 100 km from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast offers beautiful beaches and lush landscapes, along with a strong economy, accessibility to markets, and a quality lifestyle.

South-East: Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Strategically located under an hour from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city. It will be in the spotlight as host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

South-East: Greater Brisbane


The Greater Brisbane region includes Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, as well as the surrounding areas of Redland City, Moreton Bay, Logan City, and Ipswich.

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Market Profile Wide-Bay Burnett

Market Profile Wide-Bay Burnett

December 13, 2016

Located 200km north of Brisbane, on the subtropical coast of Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett provides an enviable climate, relaxed and inviting lifestyle, affordable living and offers diverse economic opportunities. The region is rapidly emerging as Queensland’s ‘food bowl’ with a variety of livestock, sugar, fruit, nuts, vegetables, timber, seafood and specialty products grown and processed.

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