Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It has an estimated population of 5.3 million people. The population is primarily spread across the Queensland coastline with sizeable communities inland. The state has the third largest economy in the country (after New South Wales and Victoria, home to the state capitals of Sydney and Melbourne respectively).

Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef, a wonder of the world, situated on the north east coastal area.

There are 77 local council areas across the state, including Brisbane City Council, the largest local council in Australia.

The state has marvels like the Carpentaria Shire Council whose motto is “Outback by the Sea”. As a regional council that governs a portion of Far North Queensland, it boasts opportunities for living, working, investment and relaxation.

Queensland at a glance (courtesy of the Queensland Treasury Corporation)