Our Region 

The Gympie region is a great choice to live, work and play.

Our 6,898 sq. km catchment boasts rich history as Queensland’s first gold mining town, with many heritage-listed buildings and attractions still visible throughout the region today. The estimated population of the area is almost 50,000; with predicted growth of up to 60,600 persons by 2036.

Traditionally, the region has had a strong agricultural economy. Key outputs include beef, dairy, other livestock and horticulture.

Gympie’s close proximity to neighbouring coastal areas, such as the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast, ensures the region is well-positioned to benefit from South East Queensland’s tourism sector.  

Council will continue to shape and mold our city and townships through strategic town planning and placemaking to enhance the lifestyle and business needs of our residents.