Cassowary Coast


The Cassowary Coast Regional Council area is located in Far North Queensland. The Council area includes significant areas of national park and state forest, rural areas and urban areas. The main township is Innisfail, with the next largest population centres being Tully, Cardwell and Mission Beach. Urban areas include residential, commercial, industrial, entertainment and tourist land uses. Rural land is used largely for agriculture, particularly sugar cane farming and banana growing, with some tropical fruit and vegetable growing, cattle grazing, timber production and fishing. Tourism is an important industry, with world-heritage rainforests, beaches, tropical islands, coastal ranges and numerous resorts.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Bruce Highway
  • North Coast railway line
  • Dallachy Aerodrome
  • Tully Aerodrome
  • Palmerston Highway
  • Mourilyan Harbour
  • Mundoo Aerodrome


  • Brisbane CBD 1,600km
  • Townsville CBD 260km
  • Cairns CBD 90km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Innisfail (Goondi Bend)
  • Tully (east of Bruce Highway)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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