Far North Queensland is the northern most part of the state of Queensland, stretching from the city of Cairns north to the Torres Strait. It is a multicultural society, known for its adventure activities, Coral Sea and lush rainforests.
Regional investment opportunities
There are many regional investment opportunities in Queensland. There are a diverse range of industries and investment-ready opportunities. To find out more about regional Queensland, please click on the links below.
Townsville is the largest city in Queensland north of the Sunshine Coast and the unofficial capital of North Queensland. The city has a range of government, community and business headquarters for the northern half of the state. Popular tourist destination, Magnetic Island, lies 8 km offshore.
Mackay, located 1,100 kilometres north of Brisbane, is the gateway to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The region is known for its scenic beaches, relaxed tropical lifestyle and recreational attractions.
The Central Queensland region has a strong economic outlook with industry strengths in mining and gas, vocational and tertiary education, strong primary production, tourism, manufacturing, retail, health and community services.
Central West Queensland is known for its wide open skies and breathtaking landscapes. It is an inland region of the state running west of Rockhampton and extending to the Northern Territory border. This region includes the Simpson Desert and six other national park areas.
The Wide Bay Burnett region begins about two hours north of Brisbane and covers an area of about 50,000 km2 including Gympie, Bundaberg, and North and South Burnett. It has the largest population of any region of Queensland, outside the south east corner.
South West Queensland is known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers. The region covers nearly 400,000 km2, stretching from the Great Dividing Range to the South Australian border.
The Sunshine Coast, about 100km north of Brisbane, is a diverse subtropical region with beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, and scenic mountains. It has a strong and growing economy, competitive business conditions, accessibility to major national and international markets and a quality lifestyle.
The Gold Coast is strategically located on the east coast of Australia, less than an hour drive south from Brisbane, and is Australia’s sixth largest city. The international spotlight will be on the Gold Coast in 2018, when the city hosts one of the largest multi-sport events in the world – the Commonwealth Games.