The vast Mackay-Fitzroy- Central West region (map) covers over 30 per cent of the state of Queensland. It is fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and the South Australia and Northern Territory borders, and intersected by the Fitzroy River catchment- one of the largest river systems in Queensland. The region is home to over 410,000 people located over a number of regional centres, with Mackay, Gladstone and Rockhampton the main centres. This fast growing region boasts coastal areas, hinterlands, islands, national parks and state forests. Popular holiday destinations including the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands contribute to tourism within the region. The Mackay-Fitzroy- Central West region offers a great mix of urban, rural and coastal lifestyles.
This website contains demographic information for the Mackay-Fitzroy-Central West region. For more information, please contact Centacare: Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton.