About the Region

North Queensland has one of the fastest growing economic regions in Queensland and its capital, Townsville, has one of the fastest growth rates in Australia.

People love living in Townsville and North Queensland, a high-growth region that offers the natural appeal of the tropics and Great Barrier Reef with all the services associated with a comfortable lifestyle.

Townsville and region is searching for new businesses, professional services, trades and skilled labour. With low unemployment rates, plus career opportunities throughout our diverse economic sectors and a great way of life, there has never been a better time to relocate to North Queensland.

Already home to 220,000 residents, the Townsville and surrounding North Queensland region’s population is projected to exceed 317,000 by 2031.

The region encompasses Townsville city (about 180,000 residents), the Burdekin to the south – home to abundant water supplies; Charters Towers to the west – rich with gold and cattle; and Hinchinbrook to the north where you can enjoy the rich biodiversity of rainforests, islands and wetlands.

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