Adventure awaits in the far north
A location as beautiful and diverse as the students who call it home, Far North Queensland has much to offer you. Covering approximately 275,000km2, the region stretches from Cardwell in the south, to the Torres Strait in the north and inland west to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Explore some of Australia's most remote and stunning locations right in your backyard and get a taste for tropical lifestyle and adventure.
Far North Queensland schools at a glance
The Far North Queensland region currently has:
- 38,102 students***
- 3,676 teachers**
- 86 Primary schools*
- 12 Secondary schools*
- 14 P-10/12 schools*
- 1 Special schools**
- 1 Schools of Distance Education**
- 3 Environmental Education Centres*.
* As at February 2022.
** As at December 2021.
*** As at August 2021.
When you teach in Far North Queensland, you can truly escape to paradise and enjoy a life less hurried while you progress your teaching career.
You can search our
schools directory map for a list of the schools located in the region and their contact details.
Teaching and living in the region
As a teacher in the far north you will be able to take advantage of the living classroom right around you; with world heritage rainforest and reef, savannah lands, islands and volcanoes right on your doorstep.
We offer teaching experiences from suburban schools in central Cairns, to small rural and very remote community schools. We encourage you to apply for teaching opportunities in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, where you'll be supported with professional development (like language pedagogy and cross-cultural awareness) to help you engage students in learning.
Subsidised teacher accommodation and other rural and remote benefits apply to some of these school locations, which could provide you with a financial boost.