Our Local Area

Rockhampton City is situated 20 kilometers from the mouth of the Fitzroy River on the Central Queensland Coast of Australia. The adjacent coastal area is commonly referred to as the Capricorn Coast with Yeppoon as the major community.

To the West lie the the rich farming and pastoral areas of Biloela and the Central Highlands. Mining operations further West see huge amounts of coal railed from the Blackwater and Moura area to the port city of Gladstone which is about an hour South of Rockhampton by road.

There’s more to the Rockhampton Region than clear skies and sailing! With a thriving community, plenty of natural attractions to check out, an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year and the friendliest people in Queensland, the Rockhampton Region offers locals and visitors alike a world of possibilities.

The Region is home to over 100,000 people and is the traditional home of the Darumbal Aboriginal people. The Region has four major localities including Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast, Gracemere and Mount Morgan. The Region lies on the Fitzroy River – one of the largest river systems in Queensland – and is approximately 600 kilometres north of the Queensland capital Brisbane.

Rockhampton is the main urban centre of Central Queensland. There are numerous small towns and villages in the rural hinterland. Rural land is used mainly for cattle raising, pineapple growing, fruit growing, forestry and mining. Power generation and tourism are also important industries.

The Rockhampton Airport offers over 15 direct flights a day to Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville and is proving to be Central Queensland’s gateway to Australia and one of the most successful regional airports in the country. The Region is supported by a number of industries including administration, retail, hospitality, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction.

Whichever way you look at it, the Rockhampton Region is a fast growing Region which is working to become the most liveable community in the world.

Climate and Seasons
Summer        December to February             25 – 32 C
Autumn          March to May                              18 – 25 C
Winter            June to August                           10 – 25 C
Spring            September to November         20 – 30 C

Click on the links below for more information on the region.

Capricorn Region Information

Rockhampton Regional Council

Capricorn Coast Region