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Over 300 days of sunshine each year. Townsville North Queensland is a place where the best of both worlds is a reality, where meaningful careers AND vibrant living is possible. Explore

A globally connected region with a vision for the future

Where world-leading innovation, meaningful careers AND a relaxed, balanced lifestyle coexist. North Queensland is the home of the good life.

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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 243,798 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.

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Welcome to our region, where there really is something for everyone.

Welcome to our region, where there really is something for everyone.

300+ Days of Sunshine
243.8K Population
$427K Median
House Price
to Brisbane
3.7% Rate of
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Hinchinbrook Townsville Burdekin Charters Towers
Palm Island

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North Queensland

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 250,000 people and contributes over $21 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 Region

Population: 11,118 Area: 2,807km2

Hinchinbrook offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle, friendly townships and plenty of employment opportunities

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Hinchinbrook Region

Townsville Region

Population: 201,433 Area: 3,731km2

The largest city in north Australia, Townsville offers all the modern conveniences of a big city without the hassle

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Townsville Region

Burdekin Region

Population: 17,020 Area: 5,044km2

The Burdekin region is home to a thriving rural community set within an area of unspoiled natural beauty

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Burdekin Region

Charters Towers Region

Population: 12,013 Area: 68,382km2

Charters Towers offers the very best of country living with wide open spaces, heritage streetscapes

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Charters Towers Region

Palm Island Region

Population: 2,214 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.

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Palm Island Region