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Townsville is the largest centre in the Northern Region, whilst Mount Isa is the largest centre in the North West Region. Mining and agricultural sectors employ 5.1% and 4.1% of the workforce respectively and are the largest export sectors.

Health care and social assistance, pubic administration and safety, and retail trade are the three largest sectors by employment. 

North Queensland has long been a base for various major industries, including mineral processing, sugar mills, beef processing and concrete batching plants.

Industries considered for the region include sea, air, rail and road-dependent industrial uses such as manufacturing (chemicals and metals production), minerals processing, food processing, intermodal freight and logistics and bulk storage.


The region is home to key defence bases including Lavarack Barracks (one of Australia’s largest), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville (co-located with Townsville Airport) and the Ross Island Barracks. The Port of Townsville also supports naval operations for both Australia and foreign vessels.

Townsville is the base for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef studies, TropWATER, CSIRO and ReefHQ aquarium.

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Townsville Enterprise

Townsville, North Queensland

07 4726 2728

Charters Towers Regional Council

Charters Towers, North Queensland

07 4761 5300


Mount Isa, North Queensland

07 4743 3488

CRC for Developing Northern Australia

North Queensland

07 4401 5035

North Queensland

North Queensland

07 4410 3655

Carpentaria Shire Council

Normanton, North Queensland

07 4745 2200

Smart Precinct NQ

Townsville, North Queensland

1300 467 119

Boulia Shire Council

Boulia, North Queensland

07 4746 3188

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Global Construction Engineering

North Queensland

07 4774 2442

Atlas Soils

north Queensland

Sun Metals Corporation

North Queensland

07 4726 6600

BAE Systems Australia

North Queensland

07 4759 2333

Welcon Technologies

North Queensland

07 4721 1448

Campbell Scientific Australia

North Queensland

07 4772 0444

Port of Townsville

South Townsville, North Queensland

07 4781 1500


North Queensland

1300 984 245