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  • Population


  • Area Ranking


  • Popular for

    fishing, swimming, diving and many more

  • Average International Fees

    US $30,000

  • Weather

    Mild to Hot

  • Known as

    Beef Capital of Australia

Rockhampton is the 22nd largest city in Australia located in the Rockhampton Region of the Central Queensland coast, Australia. The population of the Rockhampton Significant Urban Area was around 80,000, making it the fourth-largest city in the state outside of the cities of South East Queensland. It is one of the oldest cities in Queensland and in Northern Australia. It has a mild weather most of the year, but with hot and humid weather during Summer. It is a 30 minutes drive to the coast and the same road time to the mountains. Rockhampton is an amazing place for fishing, swimming, diving and most types of sport or recreation. It has around 8 big industries, and is famously called the Beef Capital of Australia. CQ University – Australia’s largest regional University is in Rockhampton

If you wish to find a pleasing place, with a more affordable lifestyle than Brisbane or Sydney, then this is the place. The city is a good balance between being a large city with everything you need, and a smaller town with almost “country” feel to it. The city warmly welcomes and encourages international students to the region; embracing the cultural diversity and intellectual immersion into their community. It has so much to offer as a destination to study, live and explore and its Central Queensland location is a safe community thriving with opportunities which delivers world-class, internationally recognized qualifications.

CQ University Australia was founded in Rockhampton in 1967, however the university now has more than 30,000 students spread across 24 campuses and locations Australia-wide. The university has a focus on engagement, social innovation and engaged research, as well inclusivity and has a history as a leading provider of distance education.

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