Live the dream in Central Queensland

Posted: 18th Jun

With its sunny climate, breathtaking scenery and booming economy, it’s not just Central Queensland’s Capricorn Coast that offers an enviable lifestyle.

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland, Central Queensland is a powerhouse for the economy and offers a diverse range of lifestyle choices and job opportunities. Our major urban centres of Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela have long been recognised as growth centres with considerable potential and opportunity.

Ideally positioned with mining and agricultural pursuits in the west and the world-famous Southern Great Barrier Reef to the east, Central Queensland offers a diversity of experiences and opportunities with a uniquely relaxed lifestyle and strong economy. Queensland’s capital, Brisbane is only an hour’s flight from many of Central Queensland’s main centres or an easy day’s drive.

Central Queensland’s vibrant and welcoming communities offer you a mix of city, urban, suburban, coastal, waterfront, acreage, rural and village living. Diverse lifestyle options are dotted amongst open spaces in a way that provides a consistently good mix of lifestyle options. Enjoy easy access to beaches, rivers and national parks as well as arts, sport and culture, without compromising on quality employment opportunities.

Central Queensland’s capital, Rockhampton, with the coastal towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park to the east, provides a complimentary destination for growth in the key economic sectors of tourism agribusiness (horticulture, agri-foods and beef breeding), resource sector services, construction, transport and hospitality services. Centre yourself in Rockhampton to be close to excellent health, education and retail facilities or base yourself along the pristine coastline to enjoy a leisurely lifestyle second to none of find a rural haven away from the confines of city living.

Gladstone is known for being the ‘engine room of Queensland’ and this dynamic regional city is not only a key industrial centre, it is also home to amazing beaches, offers easy access to stunning islands, many fishing hotspots, excellent sporting facilities and is surrounded by spectacular hinterlands dotted with welcoming communities.

West of Gladstone and steeped in agricultural and mining heritage, the resource-rich area surrounding Biloela is the Banana Shire, named in the 19th century after a dun coloured bullock called Banana. Richly endowed with natural attractions, a thriving rural sector and a wide range of quality community and business facilities, this region has so much to offer its residents and job seekers.

Heading west along the Capricorn Highway, Central Queensland opens to mining and agriculture as well as the Dig the Tropics Dinosaur Trail. Thriving mining towns, Blackwater and Emerald, are centres of opportunity while the diverse rural communities service the agricultural industry and provide a wealth of tourism experiences for locals and visitors.

The town of Woorabinda, 170 km south west of Rockhampton is situated on the traditional lands of the Wadja Wadja / Wadjigal Aboriginal people. The Wadja Wadja people lived on the country between the Expedition Ranges and the Dawson River, and followed traditional patterns of hunting and gathering, fishing and trade, for many thousands of years before the arrival of the first Europeans to the region. Today, Woorabinda has a pastoral company, a hospital, sporting facilities and a vision to self-sufficient and self-managed.

Find your next job in Central Queensland and enjoy all that the region has to offer.