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

Kinnon and Co dinner. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.
Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.
Lake Moondarra in Mount Isa. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Lake Moondarra in Mount Isa. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
The natural beauty of Diamantina National Park. 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.
Lawn Hill National Park and its vast lakes. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The breathtaking scenery of Central West Queensland. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The breathtaking scenery of Central West Queensland. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Birdsville Pub. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Birdsville Pub. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Toobrack Station. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Toobrack Station. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Kinnon and Co dinner. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.
Lake Moondarra in Mount Isa. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
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.
The breathtaking scenery of Central West Queensland. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Birdsville Pub. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland
Toobrack Station. Image Courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland