Queensland state school locations are divided into seven regions, with approximately 37% in major cities and the rest in regional or remote communities.
About half of our schools have less than 200 students, and offer a range of teaching environments in different types of schools and in Indigenous communities.
Teaching in schools outside of major cities may mean you’re eligible to receive additional rural and remote incentives.
Permanent teachers are offered transfer opportunities annually, which can be applied for through the department's OnePortal intranet site (employee login required)
Search our Schools Directory Map for region boundaries and individual school details.
Educational geographical regions
Far North Queensland region
Encompassing the tropical city of Cairns and up to the northern most tip of the state, the Far North Queensland region covers some of our most remote and stunning locations. Explore the Great Barrier Reef and get a taste of tropical lifestyle and adventure in the Daintree Rainforest and Cape York. Some of our island schools are closer to Papua New Guinea than mainland Australia. Contact the Far North Queensland region.
North Queensland region
Sunny north Queensland is a diverse region, with beautiful locations including Townsville, the Whitsundays and Mount Isa. Whether you’re looking for warm sandy beaches, cool rainforests, bustling big cities or the untouched beauty of the vast Australian Outback, North Queensland region has the beach to the bush and everything in between. Contact the North Queensland region.
Central Queensland region
Central Queensland covers the seaside cities of Mackay, Gladstone and Rockhampton travelling through the Gemfields and the inland city of Emerald and out to Longreach. Living in the heart of Queensland has lots to offer, including friendly locals and vibrant communities. Contact the Central Queensland region.
Darling Downs South West region
Mountains, crisp mornings and wineries are just some of the things you can enjoy when you take on a teaching role in the Darling Downs South West region. Most of the state's fruit and vegetables are grown in the Darling Downs. It's also home to a thriving wine industry. Further inland explore the strong farming communities of Roma and Kingaroy. Contact the Darling Downs South West region.
North Coast region
Home to some of Queensland's most stunning beaches, come enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions. Stretching from Brisbane's north, past the whale watching town of Hervey Bay and the historical town of Maryborough up to Bundaberg, the North Coast region offers enviable lifestyle opportunities. Contact the North Coast region.
Considered one of Australia's most liveable cities, Brisbane offers all the benefits of city living with a laid-back feel characteristic of a much smaller town. Set on the Brisbane river, the city has a wide mix of cultural activities, dining, shopping and sporting events. This region stretches as far north as Sandgate, down to Logan, and stops short of Laidley in the west. Contact the Metropolitan region.
South East region
Conveniently located between Brisbane and the Queensland/New South Wales border, the region offers an enviable choice of lifestyle and employment opportunities, all within easy reach. South East region boasts the diverse appeal of Logan’s vibrant and growing urban communities as well as the Gold Coast’s famous surf beaches, rainforest hinterland, world class sports venues and entertainment precincts. People are also discovering hidden gems such as the Scenic Rim’s pristine border ranges, fertile farmlands, wineries and outdoor recreation trails, not to mention Redland’s laid back bayside villages and islands. Contact the South East region.