Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

The Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) was established in the 1980s and represents 13 member Councils from Hinchinbrook, north to Cooktown and west to Carpentaria in Far North Queensland.  This area covers 1,235 km of the eastern seaboard with a land area of 316,663 sq km and a population of approximately 276,700. Gross regional product is $16.33 Billion (NEIR2019).

We are the largest and fastest growing region in Northern Australia, via the FNQROC Regional Snapshot

Our role is to foster cooperation and resource sharing between Councils and effectively advocate regional positions and priorities.  In doing this we also work closely with regional partners and stakeholders.


The FNQROC Economic Profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the regions role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the regional strengths.  The FNQROC Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the region and Local Government areas based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.  
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