Cloncurry is nestled on the banks of the Cloncurry River, approximately 700km west of Townsville, 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Covering a land area of almost 48,000 square kilometres, Cloncurry acts as a regional centre that provides a range of essential medical, health, hospital, education, community and family services to the approximately 3,700 people who call the area home (and another ~3,000 in FIFO workers sited on accommodation camps around the Shire)
Already a significant contributor to mining efforts in the region, industry changes and the expansion of the new economy minerals sector has seen Cloncurry benefit from sustained growth in the mining sector. Its established pastoral industry and strategic investments in the region’s transport infrastructure means that Cloncurry is a prime candidate for leading the economic development of Queensland’s North West
With easy access to major transport routes, the region is the perfect base from which to expand a business across Northern Australia, or as a strategic link between Brisbane/Sydney to Darwin and beyond.
Cloncurry is accessible by road, rail and air. Cloncurry is a vital link in the Mount Isa Rail Corridor connecting mining, agricultural and broader regional activity in Queensland’s North West to the Townsville Port.
Cloncurry is situated strategically within the booming North West Mining Province. The unprecedented growth in the mining sector, a well-established pastoral industry and strong transport infrastructure prioritise Cloncurry for growth as highlighted by RegionsQ, ResourcesQ and Pivot North: Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia.
‘The Friendly Heart of the Outback’
There’s plenty of things to See & Do in the ‘Curry. Cloncurry offers a blend of history, natural beauty, and recreational activities, making it an attractive destination for those interested in exploring the Outback and immersing themselves in the Australian culture.
Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Outdoor Museum
This park pays tribute to the former mining town of Mary Kathleen, which was abandoned in the 1980s. Visitors can explore the outdoor museum to learn about the uranium mine and the town's history.
John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery
This museum is dedicated to the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, John Flynn. It showcases the history and achievements of this vital organization, which provides emergency medical services to remote areas.
Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum
This park pays tribute to the former mining town of Mary Kathleen, which was abandoned in the 1980s. Visitors can explore the museum to learn about the uranium mine and the town's history.
Chinaman Creek Dam
A picturesque spot for fishing, picnicking, or enjoying a leisurely stroll along the dam's walking trail. The area is known for its birdlife and provides a tranquil setting for relaxation.
Cloncurry is surrounded by natural beauty and offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking. The region boasts stunning landscapes, including rugged mountains, gorges, and expansive plains.
Festivals and Events
Cloncurry hosts various events throughout the year, including the Beat the Heat Festival and the Cloncurry & District Races, both aligned with the Meeting of the Mines allowing conference delegates to make the most of Cloncurry in both business and pleasure!
Shopping and Dining
The town has a range of shops and local businesses where visitors can browse for unique souvenirs and dine at cafes or restaurants, experiencing the local cuisine and hospitality.