Coral, coal and cane – CU in CQ!
Central Queensland covers the seaside cities of Mackay, Gladstone and Rockhampton, travels through the Gemfields and the inland city of Emerald and out to Longreach. It includes the rural towns in the Wide Bay, Coalfields, and remote outback towns reaching to Birdsville, ending at the Queensland border.
Central Queensland schools at a glance
The Central Queensland region currently has:
- 142 primary schools
- 25 secondary schools
- 18 P-10/12 schools
- 3,710 teachers
- 46,730 students.
Distance is no barrier for our students in outback Central Queensland. We are able to offer lessons through the
Schools of Distance Education for those unable to attend mainstream schools.
You can search our
schools directory map for a list of the schools located in this region and their contact details.
Teaching and living in the region
With a sub-tropical climate, Central Queenslanders enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine every year. If you're looking for great weather to enjoy the great outdoors, then this region should be high on your list!
Across Central Queensland, there are abundant employment opportunities for partners or family members, affordable housing and access to excellent health, education (including universities), transport and leisure facilities.
We offer subsidised teacher accommodation in some rural areas, though this is subject to availability and many schools qualify for
recognition of rural and remote service scheme.