"Australia's best kept holiday secret"," gateway to spectacular Heron Island", "fisherman's paradise", and "engine room of Queensland"!  These are just a few phrases used to describe our beautiful city.


Situated approximately 500 km's north of Brisbane is the Gladstone Region  including  the townships of Calliope, Benaraby, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.


Home to 60,000 residents, including the surrounding region,  Gladstone is a city that offers something for everyone.  Our deep water harbour inspires all types of fishing and the beautiful barrier reef is situated on our doorstep.  We also offer a wide variety of sporting and cultural facilities and a huge expanse of parklands are available for recreational activities.




Gladstone is home to:


  • Queensland Alumina Limited – the world’s largest alumina refinery

  • Boyne Smelters Limited – Queensland’s largest smelter refinery

  • Gladstone Ports Corporation – the world’s 5th largest coal export port

  • Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun – Australia’s first Greenfield refinery in over  20 years

  • Cement Australia Gladstone -  largest cement kiln in Australia

  • Gladstone Power Station -  largest power station in Queensland


  • Home to the  multi billion dollar LNG industry


Due to its steadily growing economic status, Gladstone is without a doubt - "Where the  action is !"