Urban Centres: Mount Isa, Birdsville, Longreach

Population: 86,000

Post codes: 4370 – 4891

Key industries: Mining and Resources, Agriculture

Central West Queensland is known for its wide open skies, breathtaking landscapes and warm, dry climate. The region is serviced by major highways, a long-distance passenger rail service and six airports.

This area is home to a multi-million dollar agriculture industry that includes beef, cotton, grain, and fruit production. The sector contributes nearly one-quarter of the state’s total exports, and is part of Queensland’s A$13 billion primary industry sector. The mining and resource sector is a large part of the region’s export industry and is home to a large portion of the world’s lead and zinc resources, as well as large reserves in silver, copper and gold.

Living in Central West Queensland



Images of Central West Queensland


The breathtaking scenery of Central West Queensland. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The natural beauty of Diamantina National Park. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Lawn Hill National Park and its vast lakes. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.