Description

Blackwater is both a town and a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia, 190 km west of Rockhampton. It is a town in a significant coal mining area in Central Queensland. The name of the township was inspired by the dark colour of local waterholes.

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Around Blackwater QLD 4717


Our Picks on what to Do in Blackwater QLD

Rotary Park

Dempsey Park QLD

Railway Reserve QLD

Lions Park

Blackwater Country Club Inc.

Blackwater International Coal Centre QLD

Our Picks on where to Stay in Blackwater QLD

Black Diamond Motel

The Capricorn Hotel

Black Rock Inn

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Blackwater QLD

21 Doon

Coolabah Tree Cafe

Just 4 Thai @Blackwater

Shopping in Blackwater QLD

Community Services  


Capricorn Coast Information Centre QLD
Scenic Highway,
COOEE BAY QLD 4703

Central Highlands Regional Council
65 Egerton Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Blackwater Police Station QLD
Blain Street,
BLACKWATER QLD 4717

Blackwater Multipurpose Health Service QLD
41 Mackenzie Street,
BLACKWATER QLD 4717

Central Highlands Blackwater Library QLD
14 Wey Street,
BLACKWATER QLD 4717

Blackwater Aquatic Centre QLD
35 Hunter Street,
BLACKWATER QLD 4717

Location Information 

  • Population: 4749
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Flynn
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Emerald QLD 4720 (75.9 km, 50 mins)
Rockhampton QLD 4700 (196 km, 2 hrs 12 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Blackwater QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.