Brisbane Northside, Brisbane Southside, Cabool, Central West, Darling Downs, Far North, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Logan River Valley, Mackay, North West, Northern, South West, Sunshine Coast, West Moreton, Wide Bay

Retirement Living in Queensland Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful natural sites in Australia, making it an ideal place to retire. Queensland is also Australia’s second largest and third-most populous state and a range of retirement living options are available.

Some of the largest retirement living providers in Queensland include:

Major Cities Outside of Brisbane:

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Climate, Culture and Lifestyle

Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most famous and beautiful tourist destinations, such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. The state is known as the ‘sunshine state’ and is famous for its tropical climate and mild winters. Queensland has Australia’s most decentralised population, so you’re never too far from a regional centre.

Brisbane Inner City

Brisbane’s Inner City mainly consists of units and apartment buildings, most with views of the Brisbane River. Well known suburbs include Spring Hill, Kangaroo Point and Newstead.

Brisbane Southside

South Brisbane refers to all suburbs south of the Brisbane river and is ideal for empty nesters, couples without children, singles and professionals.

Brisbane Northside

Brisbane’s northern suburbs are popular with families, professionals and old timers with housing prices in the low-mid range for a capital city.

Wide Bay

The Wide Bay region has a population of almost 300,000 and is located north of Brisbane. West Moreton West Moreton makes up the entire rural area of South East Queensland. It lies east of the Darling Downs and is inland from Brisbane.

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is Australia’s 10th most populous area and the third largest in Queensland, despite not having a central business district.

South West

South West Queensland covers an area of 320,000 square kilometres and a population of over 26,000. Northern Northern Queensland lies south of the Far Northern Region, its largest urban centre is in Townsville which has a population of more than 230,000.

North West

The North West region in Queensland (also referred to as the Gulf Country and Gulf Savannah) is a remote region stretching over 186,000 square kilometres.


Mackay is located between Brisbane and Cairns, it has a relaxed, tropical vibe with an average of 274 sunny days a year.

Logan River Valley

The Logan River Valley is situated on the Logan River in South East Queensland. Major urban cities and towns in the area include Logan, Beudesert and Rochedale.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular and beautiful places to live, with a population of 500,000 and a one hour’s drive to Brisbane.


The Fitzroy region is located in central Queensland, with Rockhampton and Gladstone its major city centres.

Far North

Far North Queensland has a population of almost 300,000 and is home to Cairns, one of the most beautiful places in Queensland.

Central West

The Central West region covers over 300,000 kilometres and borders South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Darling Downs

The Darling Downs covers is located on the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland and is known as a farming region.