Discover a new, relaxed lifestyle in North Queensland
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North Queensland offers a relaxed tropical lifestyle with all the perks and services you would expect of a metropolitan city. Home to the largest city in Northern Australia, the region’s 237,452 strong population enjoy an unrivalled way of life, weekend getaways to incredible natural landscapes, a calendar of world-class entertainment and sporting events, short daily commutes, fresh open-air spaces, affordable living, and more than 300 days of sunshine.
It’s no wonder the locals are some of the friendliest and happiest people you’ll ever meet.
With two world heritage listed areas - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep, as well as a diverse and thriving industry base serving the largest regional city in the North, the North Queensland lifestyle has it all.
Welcome to our region, where there really is something for everyone.
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Located about halfway between the tip of Cape York and Brisbane, North Queensland encompasses the regional centres and local government areas of Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island. The area is home to nearly 240,000 people and contributes over $16.5 billion annually to the national economy.
The region enjoys the benefits of a modern city, prosperous economic outlook and the stunning natural environments of reef, rainforest and outback ensuring an attractive lifestyle for residents and tourists alike.
Hinchinbrook RegionPopulation: 10,992 Area: 2,807km2
Hinchinbrook offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle, friendly townships and plenty of employment opportunitiesLearn About Hinchinbrook
Townsville RegionPopulation: 195,515 Area: 3,731km2
The largest city in north Australia, Townsville offers all the modern conveniences of a big city without the hassleLearn About Townsville
Burdekin RegionPopulation: 16,842 Area: 5,044km2
The Burdekin region is home to a thriving rural community set within an area of unspoiled natural beautyLearn About Burdekin
Charters Towers RegionPopulation: 11,923 Area: 68,382km2
Charters Towers offers the very best of country living with wide open spaces, heritage streetscapesLearn About Charters Towers
Palm Island RegionPopulation: 2,180 Area: 72.0 km2
Palm Island is a group of 16 islands split between the Shire of Hinchinbrook and the Aboriginal Shire of Palm Island. The term Palm Island, also known by its aboriginal name Bwgcolman, generally refers to the main island - Great Palm Island, which is the largest island in the group and the only island with a significant population of permanent residents.Learn About Palm Island
Living in NQ
Meet some of our friendly locals who live and work in North Queensland. Hear and see what they love about the region.