Live in the Rockhampton Region

Blue skies and sunny weather.

Affordable houses, apartments and land to rent or buy.

The Southern Great Barrier Reef only 30 minute drive away.

Job opportunities in mining, agriculture, education and health.

The Rockhampton Region is the ideal location to set up shop and tick off a truckload of top priority lifestyle boxes. It is not often that we can have a bet each way or access the best of both worlds but Rockhampton really is a place that effortlessly cheats the modern quandary: how to access city conveniences without forfeiting work/life balance.

People enjoying drinks at Empire on Fitzroy River Rockhampton

Find a place to live you love

No pipedreams here. It’s possible to become a member of the covenanted homeowner’s club right here in the region or wake up each morning to spectacular sunrises in a high set unit by the Fitzroy River. Move to the Rockhampton Region and take another step towards achieving life goals.

Snap up a Queenslander in one the older suburbs of Rockhampton like The Range or Wandal Heights, move into a brick bungalow in Frenchville or Gracemere, or rent an inner-city apartment along Quay Street and enjoy being at the centre of some of the best restaurants, pubs and clubs the region has to offer.

If open spaces and room for the kids to ride the motorbike is more your scene, set yourself up on a small hobby farm or property in Bouldercombe or Alton Downs.

Whatever you definition is of home is, you can find it in the region.

Business people on Quay Street Rockhampton

Work in a job you enjoy

Wherever you choose to live, feel satisfied knowing you won’t be faced with traffic jams or long commutes to work.

Rockhampton is well known as being the Beef Capital of Australia, but jobs in the agricultural and farming industry are far from being the only positions on offer.

With a population of over 87,000 residents, you will soon see that we are a community supported by industries in education, health, corporate services, hospitality, mining, maintenance and government fields.

Whether you are a medical student being nurtured and taught at the hospital or a financial planner ready to go out and set up your own practice, see the region as a place to harness self-development and growth. Discover the job opportunities in Rockhampton Region today.

Rockhampton Grammar School on the Range in Rockhampton

Never stop learning

Riding a bike or navigating your way through love are life lessons you have to learn yourself, however the Rockhampton Region will be there to offer more formal education opportunities for toddlers and teenagers to 102 year olds.

We are home to 20 state primary schools, 4 state high schools, 18 private and catholic schools at primary and secondary levels and Queensland’s only dual sector university, CQ University.

Public, private, religious, primary, secondary, tertiary; our schools, training centres and university can lead to certificates, diplomas, degrees and PHDs.

Vocational training centres based in the area have also strengthened our skilled labour workforce with courses and training constantly evolving to address the shift in industry demand.

World War 2 Memorial Pool children's water play area Rockhampton

Find balance – enjoy life

As the saying goes, life is about living and not being!

Daredevils, bookworms, sportstars, foodies, shopaholics, history buffs, theatre goers, bushwalkers – Rockhampton Region can satisfy any hobby you’ve listed in your resume.

Walk, run, ride or drive yourself to memories and experiences in our open spaces, hidden treasures and scenic views. Spot the people catching a barramundi in the Fitzroy River as you jog along Quay Street, test your calf muscles by cycling up Mount Archer or unwind with an afternoon walk along Frenchville Road.

If you lack motivation to get out and get active, there’s always a jersey out there for you in hockey, soccer, touch football, rugby league, union, swimming and netball with fixtures and competitions for young and old. From kindy sports to archery, the region has the clubs and associations to fulfil your sporting desires.

Family fun and adventure is also just around the corner. Plan a picnic at the Botanic Gardens and visit the chimps at the Zoo while you’re there, make your Instagram friends jealous while you relax at No. 7 Dam in Mount Morgan, watch the kids rip it up at the Gracemere skatepark or take a day trip driving through the dirt roads of Bouldercombe to spot the cattle.

When you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, the Rockhampton Art Gallery, Pilbeam Theatre, local pubs and big ticket events like the Rockhampton River Festival scattered throughout the year should satisfy your boredom.

And make no mi(steak) either… There’s more to Rockhampton than just beef! Feast on traditional Italian delights in a three generation family run eatery or break out of the buzz CBD and discover specialist eating destinations – with Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese hidden in pockets of suburbia. 

With an airport to bring together family and friends, perfect weather with more than 300 days of sunlight each year and a balanced package of affordable and enjoyable living opportunities,  we might have just found just the place for you.

Why people like you made the move

Why the the Toners made the move

Eating out and days out are some of the hallmarks of a luxuriously laidback life in Rockhampton for recently arrived British migrants, Lisa and Tom Toner.

Why Bryce made the move

Bryce Millar, owner of Mad Dog Productions, lives in Rockhampton with wife Angela and  children Archie, 3 & Paige, 1. Find out why he made to the move the Rockhampton Region.