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Why North Queensland?

Why North Queensland?

Make the Move to North Queensland

The Capital of the North

With a population of almost 245,000 residents, Townsville North Queensland is the largest city in the North boasting affordable living, business confidence, national and international transport links, NBN communication technology and a superb tropical lifestyle.

Thriving Tourism Destination

North Queensland is an established tourism destination contributing more than $1.1Bn to the regional economy with the region welcoming more than one million domestic and international visitors annually it is home to the Wet Tropics Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, the outback and our vibrant regional cities.

Quality Education

North Queensland is home to some of the nation’s best education facilities including more than 100 public and private schools, 2 world class universities and vocational training institutions including TAFE Queensland North and Tec-NQ.

Diverse and Innovative Industry

The region is known for its diverse economy built on traditional strength in resources and agriculture. It is now forging new pathways with a world class university supporting the booming tech sector, growing knowledge industries and an international foothold on innovation in the defence and health sectors.

Affordable Living

With a median house price at $427K, the region offers affordable living and diverse lifestyles from the vibrant city life of Townsville to the rich and rugged outback of Charters Towers, the stunning coastal landscapes of Hinchinbrook and the country communities of the Burdekin.

Economic Powerhouse

The North Queensland region is in the top 5 largest economies in regional Queensland, contributing $21Bn annually to the gross domestic product (GDP).


Townsville is nationally and globally connected with Townsville Airport welcoming more than 1.25M passengers annually, Queensland Rail offering passenger and freight services regionally, and Port of Townsville providing a near new cruise ship terminal and Northern Australia’s largest multi-commodity port with connections to more than 180 national and global ports.

Diverse and Multicultural Community

The region is known for its rich cultural heritage and diversity. The Traditional owners and custodians, the Bindal and Wulgurukaba People, are the first people to have lived in the Townsville region. Since 1860s North Queensland has welcomed early european settlers, and enjoys a diverse community of Italian, Japanese and Chinese migrants, Torres Strait Islanders, migrants from our pacific and asian neighbours, international students and refugees

Unrivalled Lifestyle

North Queensland is home to two world heritage listed areas – the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 300 days of sunshine, a world class events calendar, more than 690 accommodation and dining outlets, 960 retailers, a diverse natural playground and a short ferry to tropical islands, living in North Queensland is second to none.

A Region of Growth

$33.9 billion in the project pipeline with nearly $10 billion already underway or committed demonstrates that the region that is well placed for development and backed by industry investors