Description

Emerald is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. As at June 2018, Emerald had an urban population of 14,119. The town is the business centre for the Central Highlands Regional Council. Emerald lies on the Nogoa River, a tributary of the Fitzroy River. The town lies approximately 270 kilometres (170 min) from the Coral Sea coast and approximately 270 km west of the city of Rockhampton by road at the junction of the Capricorn and Gregory highways. Emerald sits approximately 10 km south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

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 Location Information

  • Elevation: 189
  • Population: 14119
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Flynn
  • Established (yr): 1879
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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