Our Way of Life

The liveability of the Capricorn Coast/Rockhampton Region is about more than just the sum of its parts:

  • A sustainable population of approximately 120,000; projected to increase to about 160,000 by 2041;
  • An impressive range of employment, health, sporting and cultural facilities;
  • Central location and easy accessibility – an hour’s flight or a easy day’s drive from the capital, Brisbane;
  • Real lifestyle opportunities in one of the best tropical climates in Australia;
  • Housing diversity including affordable housing;
  • Strong community and social networks;
  • Abundant water reserves; and
  • A resilient economy.

For more information on our region, click here https://livecapricorncoast.com.au/

Link to Live Capricorn Coast website with text Live your best life! The Capricorn Coast is an exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful region to live and work.

Affordable homes

  • Median house price
    • $610,000 – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • $360,000 – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • DNRM, Office of the Valuer-General, Property Sales (June quarter 2023)
  • Median weekly rental price for two-bedroom flats or units
    • $320/week – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • $410/week – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • Rental Tenancy Authority (September quarter 2023)
  • Median weekly rental price for three-bedroom houses
    • $430 – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • $500 – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • Rental Tenancy Authority (September quarter 2023)


  • The Region’s diverse economic base and job opportunities revolve around the retail, health, education and training, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries.
  • The mining, manufacturing, construction, agricultural, health, education and retail sectors account for 65% of the job market in the Rockhampton Region.
  • Jobseekers searching for their next BIG opportunity will find the Work in Central Queensland website a great place to start their search and stay connected.
  • Post a job for FREE on the Work in Central Queensland website – simply register as an employer and then upload your job details to reach people interested in working in Central Queensland.


  • CQUniversity Australia headquarters and main campus
  • 33,238 students from more than 100 countries
  • CQUniversity, as a dual sector university, supports the region’s strong emphasis on apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Centre of excellence for education
  • With numerous training organisations supporting business


  • Located on the Tropic of Capricorn with a subtropical climate.
  • Typical daytime temperature ranges are between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius in the summer, and 9 to 23 degrees Celsius in the winter.



Capricorn Coast


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