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Glad to be in Gladstone | It's your move!
You’ll be glad to be in the Gladstone Region. It’s an attractive destination for investors, businesses, individuals, families, holidaymakers and professionals seeking a lifestyle upgrade.
We know moving to a new place can be overwhelming. That’s why Council has prepared this handy online resource to help you find out some important information.
On this page, you’ll find information that will help you settle into your new home in the Gladstone Region. From information about when bins are collected, to how to register your furry friend, or where the best local fishing spots are.
Maybe you’re in the process of moving here, or in the early stages of considering Gladstone as your new home. Regardless, all the information is clearly presented to help you navigate your way through whatever part of the journey you’re on.
While we have tried to include as much information as possible, if you have specific needs, or require further information, please contact us – we’re always happy to help. And if you have any suggestions for this page, we’d love to hear from you!
Gladstone Regional Council is committed to sustainability and the growth of the region. In an Australian first, we have launched a 10-year economic transition roadmap to support and guide the region to becoming a renewable energy superpower.
Considering moving for work? You’ll be glad you did!
Learn more about our region and hear from Dr Daas, Josiah, Scott and Aaron about Gladstone and why they were glad they relocated for work.
About the Gladstone Region
The region lies on the east coast of Queensland, Australia, within a one-hour flight, or a six-hour drive north of Brisbane. The population of approx. 65,000 is serviced by Gladstone Regional Council.
The Gladstone Region provides a uniquely striking juxtaposition of industry and the pristine natural environment of the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Within a 20-minute drive of the Gladstone CBD sits the historic town of Calliope and the river town of Benaraby. There’s also the pristine beach communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands and one of Queensland’s premier fishing spots, Lake Awoonga.
To the south, the breathtaking natural surrounds of the Discovery Coast showcase the post-card-perfect town of Miriam Vale. You will also find one of Queensland’s best kept secrets, the quintessentially Aussie beach village of Agnes Water, and the town of Seventeen Seventy.
From Gladstone, you can access Great Barrier Reef islands and lagoons, including Heron, Lady Musgrave, Northwest, and Wilson Islands.
The region’s towns and villages are perfectly nestled within National Parks and beaches resulting in a uniquely laid-back coastal feel that simultaneously provides unencumbered access to glorious hinterlands and bushlands.
Looking for something specific? What are you interested in?
One of the great things about Gladstone is all the free activities for you and your family. From East Shores Water Play Park to the Gallery and Museum. There’s always something to keep the family occupied. And if you need to find a childcare service provider, check out our comprehensive community services directory.
We love the glorious climate in Gladstone with mild winters and warm summers. It’s perfect for exploring the region’s natural wonders. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology's website to find out real-time weather information and long-term predictions.
Get to know your neighbours in Gladstone. You’re living in a vibrant and multicultural community made up of a cross-section of professionals, adventurers, fishing-enthusiasts, surfers, small business owners, families and various service providers.
We want to assist newcomers and local people to develop skills and experiences, connect with others, and learn how to make themselves, their families, and communities more resilient.
You’ll be amazed at the local food-fare on offer across the entire region. You can also find out about council facilities you can hire for events, what’s on at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and shopping locations.
- Community Services Directory - Halls & Facilities for hire
- Council facilities available for hire
- Food and drinks
- Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
- Shopping locations
Be prepared. Find out what you need to do to be ready. Like every region, we are susceptible to the whims of nature. These resources can help you prepare for the worst but confidently hope for the best.
- Council’s Disaster and Emergency information
- RegionWatch online community disaster hub
In an Australian first, Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 10-year economic transition roadmap to support and guide the region to becoming a renewable energy superpower.
Home to some of Queensland’s top learning and research institutions, find out where, and how, you can further your education or continue your professional development.
- Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton - from Bundaberg to Mackay and west to Longreach
- Community Services Directory
- CQUniversity Gladstone campus (includes TAFE)
- Education Queensland
- Independent Schools Queensland
- Registered Training Organisations
Work with Gladstone Regional Council and make a difference to your community. We’re proudly GRC. The Seek recruitment portal is also a handy tool for anyone seeking work in the region.
- Working for Council - Current vacancies
- Jobs in Central Queensland
Some of the best aged care and health care facilities in Queensland are right here. We’ve got a hospital in town and there’s plenty of health care providers. Check our community directory for more.
A great place to invest and live, Gladstone’s housing market is something to keep an eye on. You can find places to rent or buy via the Domain or Real Estate websites. Find out average rental and purchase prices. You can also find details regarding support housing and accommodation via our community directory.
- Average rental rates
- Online properties for rent or sale are commonly listed on Domain or Real Estate.com
Home to heavy industry, the port town is uniquely positioned to service a wide range of businesses and industries.
Gladstone region is home to five libraries and one mobile branch. You can become a member, browse the collection online or find out what’s on at the library that’s nearest to you!
Gladstone is a uniquely multicultural region that is home to a variety of ethnic and religious groups. Support networks are set up by community leaders and the local Multicultural Association and Integrate Gladstone can point you in the direction of your community leaders.
- Citizenship information
- Community Services Directory
- Gladstone Multicultural Association Inc
- Integreat Queensland – Gladstone
- MyAus App – your guide to setting up your life in Australia, in your language
- Welcoming Cities Network
Find out where you can walk your furry friend off leash, how many backyard chooks you can have, how to register your pet and local rules and regulations regarding domestic animals.
Gladstone is a multicultural place with many places of worship and community groups. Review the community directory to find out what’s on.
Keeping fit in Gladstone is easy. There’s plenty of outdoor activities and fitness parks for you to enjoy. Climb Mt Larcom, go for a swim at our amazing pool or one of our manned beaches, or join a local gym.
You can easily get around Gladstone via public transport or by your own means. Find out where parking is free and paid-for, where public transport is located and how often it services the region.
Find out who supplies Gladstone with its power source and sign up to your provider here.
- Ergon Energy (Gladstone Region provider)
- Origin Energy (LPG provider)
- Supagas (LPG provider)
This is where you can register for volunteer roles in the community, from helping to save the turtles to becoming a helper at Tondoon Botanic Gardens. It’s also a great place to find out what volunteer-led organisation are available to offer you support on your journey.
Find out about when your bin collections happen, how to best recycle and how and when rubbish can be delivered to waste transfer stations and landfills located across the region.
Water quality, supply and sustainability are all on our agenda. Find out more about Gladstone’s water here.
The thriving Gladstone Region stages over 200 festivals and events annually, including the famous Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and harbour celebrations, Australia’s largest family friendly fishing tournament, the Boyne Tannum HookUp and destination events, such as the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival, Luminous, 1770 Festival and Under the Trees Music & Arts Festival.
- 1770 Festival
The 1770 Festival is an annual commemorative event held in 1770 around the historic date of 24 May 1770.
- Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival
Get your dancing shoes ready and let the party begin with the best in Blues, Roots and Rock. The three day event is held in the funky town of 1770.
- Boyne Tannum HookUp
Australia’s biggest family fishing competition is held over three days each year in the beautiful location on the Central Queensland coast at Boyne Island.
- Easter in Gladstone
Celebrate Easter in Gladstone – there’s an array of activities on offer including the iconic Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and the Harbour Festival.
Central Queensland’s largest environmental awareness event offers a fun family day out with educational workshops and activities, food trucks and market stalls.
The multi award-winning Luminous lights up the Tondoon Botanic Gardens in a kaleidoscope of colour over three nights each year.
- Mount Larcom Show
This family-friendly signature regional event, which started in 1919, is well-renowned for providing entertainment with a distinctive country flavour.
- Under the Trees Music & Arts Festival
Enjoy a laid-back music and arts festival located under the trees in beautiful Boyne Island. This event is organised by the community, for the community.
Things to do
If you’re visiting family and friends, you might be one of the many who fall in love with the laid-back small-town vibe, mixed with big town amenity. We’ve gathered some information for you too.
- Aquatic Centres
Whether you're after fun or fitness, Gladstone Regional Council's Aquatic Centers offer a range of programs and services, from learn to swim classes to aqua therapy in Gladstone and Mount Larcom.
- Council and Community Events
Council has developed a Gladstone Regional Events Strategy 2019 – 2024 to strengthen the region’s profile and position as a nationally recognised event destination.
- Destination Guide
Travelling to the Gladstone Region? Then check out our range of brochures and destination guides available to view online – or if you prefer, pick them up from one of our local Visitor Information Centres.
- Explore the Gladstone Region
The Gladstone region abounds with opportunities for intrepid travelers to explore the spectacular natural wonders.
Find more than what's on the shelves, discover the variety of services, workshops, children's activities available across our five locations.
- Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Find out what’s on at GRAGM, a space dedicated to promoting art, culture, and heritage for the communities of the Gladstone Region and Central Queensland.
- Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Come and see the Garden’s Australian National Geographic list as a must-see location. There’s something for everyone at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
We hope you’ll be glad to be in Gladstone soon!
Images courtesy of Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited
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Gladstone Regional Council would like to acknowledge the Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda people who are the traditional custodians of this land. Gladstone Regional Council would also like to pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Learn more about Council's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
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