North Queensland

Contact person
RDA Townsville and NW Queensland
Wayde Chiesa (+)
6, The Strand, Townsville, Qld 4810, 4810, North Queensland, Queensland North Queensland

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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Boulia Shire Council

Local Government
Burdekin Shire Council

Local Government
Burke Shire Council

Local Government
Cloncurry Shire Council

Local Government
CRC for Developing Northern Australia

New Technologies, Products and Services for Northern Australia

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Independent Seafood Producers

Lobster, Prawns, Mackeral, Oysters. Independent Seafood Producers is a company based in Cairns in the Australian state of Queensland. Their main business area is seafood.
Tru-Fit Sheetmetal

Sheet Metal Fabrication, Flashings, Rainwater Goods
Martyr Training Services

Driver Training, Mining, First Aid, Machines
James Cook University

Tertiary Education

The Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone (MITEZ) is a regional organisation representing seven local government areas across the northern parts of Queensland.

Agronomic Solutions
Pacific Reef Fisheries

Cobia, Black Tiger Prawns...Operating under Pacific Reef Fisheries (PRF), we are one of the largest suppliers of sustainably farmed premium black tiger prawns in the country.
Townsville Engineering Industries

Pipework, Platework, Conveyors, Bucket Wheel Booms...A multidiscipline engineering services and solutions company based in Townsville. We deliver quality assured services to the Government,…

Silver, Lead, Coal
Adani Mining

Coal Mining and Abbot Point Terminal

Training, Aircraft, Mission, Pilot Authorisation Service Platform for Drone Flights
Calxa Australia

Financial Management Software
BAE Systems Australia

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
Morton Plumbing

Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Roofing, Waste Water
North 360

Startup Accelerator...Our aim is to provide a sustainable connection platform for individuals, communities, industry, government and non-government agencies, to collaborate, incubate and create.
Port of Townsville

Port of Townsville is the third largest seaport in Queensland after Port of Brisbane and the Port of Gladstone.

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