The Longreach Region (map) is situated 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton, and covers an area of 40,638 square kilometres. The Region encompasses the outback townships of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka. The industry drivers of the Longreach regional economy are sheep, cattle and tourism. Other industries, such as retail and construction, or key service sectors including health and education, rely on these key industry drivers for their own sustainability. The region's economic drivers also provide the basis for new industry opportunities in areas such as horticulture.
Longreach serves as the administrative centre for the Region and is home to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Outback Founders Museum and Longreach Powerhouse Museum. Attractions in the outlying centres include Ilfracombe's 'Machinery Mile', Isisford's 'Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre' and Yaraka's 'Mount Slowcombe Lookout'.
This website presents economic and demographic insights for the Longreach Region. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact Longreach Regional Council, on 07 4658 4152.