Community Profile

The Longreach Region (map) is situated 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton, and covers an area of 40,638 square kilometres. The Region encompasses the outback townships of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka and the entire population sits at approximately 3,500 people. The main industries are cattle and sheep production and tourism. You can travel to this unique part of Queensland by road, rail or plane.

Longreach serves as the administrative centre for the Region and is home to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Outback Founders Museum and Longreach Powerhouse Museum. Attractions in the outlying centres include Ilfracombe's 'Machinery Mile', Isisford's 'Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre' and Yaraka's 'Mount Slowcombe Lookout'.

This website contains demographic insights for the Longreach Region. For further information, please contact Longreach Regional Council, on 07 4658 4152.

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