Location, services and weather make a town great and liveable.
Mareeba has those three ingredients – and more - in bucket loads, making it the ideal location to raise a family, set up a new business and forge a life.
Our unique position between the bush and the city – 62km to the hustle and bustle of Cairns and on the doorstop of the great wilderness of Cape York Peninsula - makes our town a much sought after destination for families, businesses and industry.
Mareeba is built on a number of industries – but broadly, retail, business, agriculture, retail and industry and underpin our existence.
Our retail sector is bustling, with two supermarkets and specialty shops galore and entertainment venues.
On the professional front, Mareeba offers all that you need in terms of financial, legal, training and human resources needs.
Our industrial area is booming – evidenced by the growing number of tenants in the town’s industrial area, which is purpose-fit to accommodate a range of different industries. Transport operators are expanding at record rates to keep up with demand.
Growth in the horticulture industries of Mareeba, and areas immediately west and north, continues at exponential rates. Demand for labour is high, buoyed by the growth in agriculture.
Our location is unique, not only for our residents to enjoy the tropical lifestyle Mareeba offers, but also for business opportunities
We are the gateway to Cape York Peninsula, and service all communities to the north with business, professional, trade and rural needs.
We also service communities on the southern Tableland, also serve as the first port of call for communities and pastoral properties to the west.
The social fabric of our community – the demographics of an area that gel us all together – is strong.
But it’s not just our community that is spreading the vibe – we have the statistics to prove it, as the largest urban centre in tropical North Queensland outside Cairns (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census data).