Welcome to Mackay: Prosperous, Sustainable and Vibrant.
The region’s expanding employment, investment and development opportunities, buoyant economy and lifestyle attributes are just some of the many positive aspects that encourage people to live, work and play in the Mackay region.

The Mackay Regional Local Government Area (map) is one of the fastest-growing in Queensland, with a population of over 120,000. The region’s growth is fuelled by strong activity in the resources sector, resurgence in agribusiness, and growth in construction, logistics and tourism. The Mackay region is the gateway to the rich coal deposits in the Bowen and Galilee Basins. It is one of the largest sugar-producing regions in Australia and hosts much of the engineering, manufacturing and mining services industries supporting the wider Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday economy.

Only an hour’s flight from Brisbane, the Mackay region boasts an enviable lifestyle and a buoyant economy with the benefits of a fast-growing coastal city. Its coastal location is complemented by its spectacular natural environment. This includes 31 beaches, a picturesque blue river and a pristine rainforest hinterland.

This website presents economic and demographic data for the Mackay region. For further information on the Mackay region, please contact the Mackay Regional Council’s Economic Development team – phone: 1300 622 529 or (07) 4961 9444.