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.
Regional investment opportunities
Queensland’s regions offer a diverse range of industries and investment-ready opportunities.
North Queensland’s unofficial capital, Townsville is home to government, community and business headquarters. Magnetic Island, a popular tourist destination, is nearby.
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 has strengths in mining and gas, vocational and tertiary education, primary production, tourism, manufacturing, retail, and health services.
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.
The Wide Bay Burnett region begins about two hours north of Brisbane and covers around 50,000 sq.km. It has the largest population of any Queensland region outside the south-east.
Known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers, this region covers nearly 400,000 sq.km, from the Great Dividing Range to the South Australian border.
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.
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.
The Greater Brisbane region includes Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, as well as the surrounding areas of Redland City, Moreton Bay, Logan City, and Ipswich.