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Mackay, QLD

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Mackay Statistics

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    Mackay 6km
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  • December Temp °C
    30 / 23

Only an hour flight from Brisbane, Mackay boasts an enviable lifestyle and a buoyant economy with the benefits of a fast-growing coastal city. Located on the north east coast of Australia, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, its location is complemented by its spectacular natural environment – including beautiful beaches, a picturesque blue river and a pristine rainforest hinterland. Mackay is the key regional service centre for the broader Greater Whitsunday region, encompassing towns from the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regional council areas. It is the centre of one of Australia’s most developed Mining Equipment, Technology and Service (METS) industries and has enormous agricultural and biofutures potential. Mackay is part of the Greater Whitsunday region. The Greater Whitsunday region is as diverse as it is wide, has a proven track record for growth and resilience, and is one of the true economic powerhouse regions in Queensland and Australia.


Living in regional Australia gives you access to a wealth of community services, such as hospitals, libraries, bars and eateries.

Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Mackay

Doctors & Allied Health
Post Office
Bars & Eateries
Groceries & Convenience


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Property in Mackay

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Rental House Median Price Per Month


Attached Dwelling Median Price


Data source: ABS, [2019, 2020], LGA updated [2021]

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    Data source: ABS [2016, 2017]

    Jobs in Mackay

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    Median Salary Per Year


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    Median Family Income Per Week



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    Number of Institutions


    Data sources:

    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

    Schools And Universities in Mackay

    Education within 25KM of Mackay

    60 Childcare Centres
    goodstart early learning mackay - macalister street
    mackay child care centre
    goodstart early learning mackay - shakespeare street
    after school & holiday care mackay
    c&k east mackay community kindergarten
    goodstart early learning mackay - bridge road 1
    c&k mackay north community kindergarten
    st francis xavier catholic kindergarten
    st joseph's outside school hours care
    pcyc mackay - mackay west school age care
    st francis xavier outside school hours care
    green leaves early learning mount pleasant
    south mackay kindergarten
    snugglepot kindyland
    pioneer community kindergarten
    goodstart early learning north mackay
    birralee child care centre
    goodstart early learning mount pleasant
    pcyc sac - fitzgerald school age care
    pcyc mackay school age care
    hot tots educational centre
    emmanuel outside school hours care
    camp australia - glenella state school oshc
    kidzplay & learning centre
    emmanuel kindergarten, mount pleasant
    mackay cubbie house childcare and educational centre
    whitsunday anglican school before & after school care
    carlisle adventist college outside school hours care
    carlisle adventist early learning centre
    mackay children and family centre
    whitsunday anglican school kindergarten
    ooralea education and care centre
    camp australia- northview state school oshc
    adeona mackay
    c&k beaconsfield community kindergarten
    kookaburra child care centre
    camp australia - beaconsfield state school oshc
    goodstart early learning andergrove
    mackillop outside school hours care
    my school child care - slade point
    c&k slade point community kindergarten
    goodstart early learning rural view
    c&k eimeo road community kindergarten
    goodstart early learning eimeo
    pcyc eimeo road oshc
    st brendan's outside school hours care
    st brendan's catholic kindergarten
    lead childcare sunrise
    moreton drive early learning centre
    c&k walkerston community kindergarten
    walkerston day care centre
    pcyc mackay - walkerston school age care
    wonder kids early learning centre
    bucasia oshc
    bucasia kindergarten
    goodstart early learning walkerston
    pcyc mackay - alligator creek sac
    c&k marian community kindergarten
    pcyc mackay - marian school age care
    petit early learning journey marian
    30 Primary Schools
    northview state school
    glenella state school
    emmanuel catholic primary school
    carlisle adventist college
    beaconsfield state school
    walkerston state school
    fitzgerald state school
    st john's catholic primary school
    whitsunday anglican school
    mackillop catholic primary school
    mackay christian college
    st francis xavier catholic primary school
    alligator creek state school
    andergrove state school
    mackay north state school
    st joseph's catholic primary school
    slade point state school
    chelona state school
    coningsby state school
    homebush state school
    dundula state school
    bucasia state school
    st mary's catholic primary school
    victoria park state school
    marian state school
    farleigh state school
    st brendan's catholic primary school
    mackay central state school
    mackay west state school
    eimeo road state school
    10 High Schools
    holy spirit college
    carlisle adventist college
    whitsunday anglican school
    mackay north state high school
    pioneer state high school
    mackay christian college
    st patrick's college
    mercy college
    mackay state high school
    mackay northern beaches state high school
    4 Universities
    james cook university
    james cook university
    cq university
    cq university

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