The Isaac region

Isaac Regional Council was formed on Saturday, 15 March 2008 through the amalgamation of three former shires: Belyando, Broadsound and Nebo. Since the amalgamation, the region covers 58,709 square kilometers in the Bowen Basin.

The region is formed of 17 communities, from modern mining towns to coastal and rural towns, the Isaac region has a permanent population of around 22,500 people. There is a temporary population of around 13,00 people, consisting of those who fly in/fly out and drive in/drive out. 

The top five industries of employment include mining, accommodation and food services, education and training, retail trade and public administration and safety. 

Located within the region are the Peak Ranges, which are part of the world's longest continental volcanic chain, the Cosgrove hotspot.

There are many National Parks and State Forests to enjoy within the region with plenty of camping spots scattered across Isaac to allow for a trip of a lifetime.

Tourism plays a key role in the economy which means throughout the year there are hundreds of outback activities, with visitors coming from near and far to enjoy the many bush sports, culinary and cultural events.