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 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.

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.

Townsville’s Riverway precinct is home to an array of sporting, leisure and cultural activities like the Greek Festival, while the sparkling ocean backdrop of The Strand offers a vibrant foreshore of restaurants, parks and water-based fun.

Find your next role with Glencore Queensland Metals. Discover a lifestyle as rewarding as your career.