Regional investment opportunities

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

Far North Queensland

North Queensland avocados
Stretching from Cardwell in the south to the Torres Strait in the north, Far North Queensland is a vibrant, tropical region known for its pristine natural environment and thriving economy.

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 and Whitsunday Region

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsundays
Mackay, 1,100km 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 50,000km2. It has the largest population of any Queensland region outside the south-east.

Darling Downs and South West

Darling Downs and South West Queensland
Known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers, this region covers nearly 400,000km2, from the Great Dividing Range to the South Australian border.

Ipswich Region

Ipswich is the regional centre for The Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley.

Sunshine Coast

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

Greater Brisbane

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

Gold Coast

Gold Coast
Strategically located under an hour from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city. The city hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Market Profile Wide Bay–Burnett

Market Profile Wide Bay–Burnett

13 December 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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