A vibrant place of opportunity
From rugged ochre landscapes, to bustling townships, and to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, our region is not only a place of natural beauty it is home to resilient communities, businesses and industries.
The NWQROC region is situated in the north west corner of Queensland with the Northern Territory and northern coastline forming part of our border. Around 29,000 people call our region home, across an area that covers close to 350,000km2 with the main industries including agriculture, mining and tourism.
NWQROC acknowledges the Traditional Owners as the original custodians of the land and water on which we rely and operate. We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and future.
We acknowledge the continued cultural, social and spiritual connections with the land, sky and waters, and recognise and value that the Traditional Owner groups have cared for and protected them for thousands of generations. In the spirit of reconciliation, we remain committed to working in partnership with local Traditional Owners.
Our member councils
Burke Shire Council
Burke Shire the most far North West council in the NWQROC region, situated on the Gulf of Carpentaria, adjoining the Northern Territory border.
Carpentaria Shire Council
Carpentaria Shire is the north eastern most council area in the NWQROC region, stretching along the coastline of its namesake, the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Cloncurry Shire Council
Cloncurry Shire, covers an area of 48,112 km2 with its central administration hub in the town of Cloncurry.
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
Covering an area of 186,300 hectares Doomadgee is surrounded by Burke Shire, and is approximately north west of Burketown and 130 km east of the Northern Territory border. It is 630 km by road to Mount Isa and 1035 km west of Cairns on the east Queensland coast.
Etheridge Shire Council
Etheridge Shire is the ‘golden heart’ of the Gulf region of Queensland and covers close to 40,000 square kilometres.
Flinders Shire Council
Flinders Shire covers 41,632km2, with a population of 1569 residents. The shire encompasses the communities of Hughenden, Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford.
McKinlay Shire Council
McKinlay Shire’s administrative centre is Julia Creek, and is crossed by the Matilda, Flinders and Landsborough Highways.
Mount Isa City Council
The city of Mount Isa is the largest centre of the North West Queensland region and is affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback‘.
Richmond Shire Council
Richmond Shire covers an area of 26 602.3 km2 with its administrative centre, the town of Richmond, situated on the southern banks of the Queensland’s longest river, the Flinders.