North Queensland

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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

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CRC for Developing Northern Australia

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North Queensland: Featured Businesses

James Cook University

Tertiary Education
INX Software

Workforce Management Software...Manage the logistics of moving large workforces to remote locations. From accommodation & transport, to human capital needs of an on-site operation.
Altoview Smart Temperature Monitor

Smart Refrigeration Monitoring for Catering and Healthcare Industries
Clean Oil Services

Monitoring of Oil and Machine

Agronomist, Geospatial management...Farmacist is a leading provider of precision agronomy solutions. From soil mapping to drones and satellite imagery.
Welcon Technologies

Electrical Engineering Services to Mining
Ruswin Integrated Security Systems

Locksmithing, Alarms, Security Cameras, Electronic Key Safes
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.
Sun Metals Corporation

Zinc Metal, Zinc Alloy Metal...The Sun Metals Solar Farm is a photovoltaic solar power station near Townsville in the Australian state of Queensland. It supplies some of the electricity…
Port of Townsville

Port o fTownsville is the third largest seaport in Queensland after Port of Brisbane and the Port of Gladstone.
Campbell Scientific Australia

Tracking, Monitoring and Measuring (RFID)...Campbell Scientific is a worldwide provider of rugged, reliable dataloggers and data acquisition systems for long-term, unattended monitoring.
Adani Mining

Coal Mining and Abbot Point Terminal
Calxa Australia

Financial Management Software
CRC for Developing Northern Australia

New Technologies, Products and Services for Northern Australia
Cubic Defence Australia

Military Training Simulation Systems...Our offering includes training and simulation systems and services, as well as Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance…
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.

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