Charters Towers is a town within the Charters Towers Region in northern Queensland, Australia. It is 134 kilometres (83 min) inland (south-west) from Townsville on the Flinders Highway. At the 2016 census the population was 8,120 people. During the last quarter of the 19th century the town boomed as the rich gold deposits under the city were developed. After becoming uneconomic in the 20th century, profitable mining operations have commenced once again.

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 309.8
  • Population: 8120
  • State electorate(s): Traeger
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
Acknowledgement of Country

Charters Towers QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Gugu-Badhun 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.