Outback Queensland

  • State

  • Region Size

    936212.65 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

    Mt Isa
  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    True community spirit
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Outback Queensland

Discover Outback Queensland

Welcome to Outback Queensland, a place of rich history and breathtaking landscapes that offers fantastic opportunities to live and work. Covering a vast expanse of 1.1 million square kilometres, Outback Queensland offers a tapestry of diverse ecosystems and cultural heritage. From the tropical rainforests of Cape York to the expansive floodplains of the Channel Country, there’s always something new to discover. Join a friendly community, embark on a rewarding career path, and immerse yourself in the unique beauty of this vast region.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Outback Queensland by understanding the people who live there.

  • 75,478

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 36

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 48,805

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 10,047

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 6,924

    Persons born overseas (no.)

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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Outback Queensland form an important part of the community.

  • 11,246

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Outback Queensland to assist in your decision-making.

  • 68,148

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 919

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 11,246

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Outback Queensland to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 33,159

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.3

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 1,101

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,300

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 210

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Outback Queensland has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 33

    Number of Hospitals

  • 66

    Number of Airports

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Life-long friends

In the Outback, you’ll experience the genuine warmth and friendliness of the locals. Despite the vast distances, the people here have a strong sense of community spirit. They welcome newcomers with open arms, offering a helping hand and a friendly “g’day.” In the tight-knit towns of the Outback, you’ll find a community where people come together, support one another, and know how to have a good time.

Living in Outback Queensland


Rapid career growth

Outback Queensland is brimming with job opportunities across various industries. Whether you’re an educator, manager, horticulture expert, mechanic, or experienced in hospitality and tourism, there’s a place for you in the Outback. And, one of the great advantages of working in the Outback is the chance for rapid career growth. Initiative and confidence are rewarded in the Outback and you won’t spend years waiting for a promotion. With plenty of job opportunities, you can climb the career ladder faster and achieve your goals sooner.

Best Towns to Live in Outback Queensland


Relaxed pace

You’ll discover a refreshing change of pace in the Outback. Here, the slow and simple life is embraced, allowing you to enjoy a great work-life balance. The pressures and stresses of big city life are replaced with the tranquillity of the Outback. Spend your free time exploring the stunning natural landscapes, from magnificent gorges to striking red terrain. In the Outback, work, and leisure blend seamlessly, offering a more relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle.

Towns of Outback Queensland

There’s a town for everyone in Outback Queensland. From Longreach, known for its heritage and aviation attractions, and Mount Isa, renowned for mining and rugged landscapes to Charleville with its blend of history, stargazing, and wildlife encounters – and so much in between.

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