Our regions

The iconic regions surrounding our operations are among the most unique and liveable in Australia.

We are proud of the ‘modern mining city’ of Mount Isa, the iconic country town of Cloncurry and the ‘capital of North Queensland’, Townsville. Each has its own distinctive lifestyle, which the locals love and would not trade for anything.

But don’t take our word for it. Read employee accounts of the lifestyle and work-life balance they enjoy at Queensland Metals:


Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa - The 'modern mining city'

A two-hour flight from Brisbane, Mount Isa is the beating heart of Queensland’s vast North West Minerals Province. We’re an inland oasis and a thriving hub of activity, set against the beauty of Australia’s Outback.

Founded as a frontier mining town in the early 1920s, Mount Isa is now the largest city in Queensland’s western interior and one of Australia’s major Outback centres, blending the charm and laidback feel of the country with the convenience and opportunities available on the coast.

With a strong sense of history, a friendly, tight-knit community and career and lifestyle opportunities in abundance, this diverse and surprising city is a great place to live, work and play.

Mount Isa offers a vibrant lifestyle, from its famous rodeo to parks, to retail therapy and scenic waterways.

Ernest Henry Mining, Cloncurry - The 'quaint country town’

Cloncurry was awarded Queensland's Friendliest Town in both 2013 and 2018. A strong sense of community makes you feel like you have found a place to call home, as the town’s 3,000-plus residents will attest.

In addition to mining, Cloncurry's main industries are pastoral, transport services and tourism. The town enjoys all the essential services, including specialist health, hospital and medical facilities, education services and community facilities. Wildlife abounds in the region, with an array of birdlife and a variety of fishing spots.

There are activities galore for the family, out and about in Cloncurry.

Copper Refineries Pty Ltd and Glencore Port Operations, Townsville - The 'capital of North Queensland'

Tropical Townsville, population 180,000, is the unofficial capital of North Queensland and a major service centre.

Townsville lies in the Burdekin Dry Tropics Region and has rivers, creeks, freshwater wetlands, national parks, ranges and beaches in abundance. The region is located in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Queensland State Marine Park.

It serves as a rail and port transport hub for the region’s mining and agriculture. Townsville’s diverse economy includes retail, health and education, government administration, defence, construction, manufacturing and property industries.

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