The Mackay region is home to a diverse and vibrant community with rural and coastal living opportunities in 30 townships, small rural settlements and rural residential areas. The region’s lively urban areas include Mackay, Sarina, Walkerston, Marian and Mirani. Tourist-orientated townships are located at highly scenic coastal and hinterland locations and include the townships of Haliday Bay, Eungella, Grasstree Beach, Campwin Beach and Armstrong Beach.
There are about 25 different nationalities represented in the region. The region also boasts the largest Australian South Sea Islander population. The Mackay Regional Local Government Area (map) is one of the fastest growing in Queensland, with a population of over 120,000 people. The region’s prosperous economy is expected to continue to drive strong population growth over the next 20 years.
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 beautiful beaches, a picturesque blue river and a pristine rainforest hinterland.