In addition to this, the town is located 1180km north-west of Brisbane and 650km south-east of Mount Isa. The estimated population in Longreach as of 2011 census was 3137 and the postcode of this region is 4730.
Longreach experiences a sub-tropical continental climate with warm and sunny days, and breezy nights. The average rainfall recorded throughout the year is around 450mm, in which the summer rainfall dominates the most. The average temperature hover around 36 deg Celsius during the summer, whereas the temperature drops to 23 deg Celsius during the winter. However, thunderstorms occur during the late spring or summer and it is reported on 25days per year.
Longreach has some lovely and renowned tourist sites such as Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Outback Museum, Thompson river, Heartland theatre, Red dirt tours etc.
The primary industries of Longreach include cattle, sheep, and tourism. Also, the place is home to some of the notable Australians which encompass the Governor-General, sports personalities, film stars and other iconic people.