The Livingstone Shire

The Livingstone Shire sits within the Fitzroy Region in Central Queensland. Nestled along the beautiful Capricorn Coast it covers approximately 11,776 square kilometres and has a population of almost 36,000 residents.

The major centres include the coastal towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park, with the smaller villages of Byfield, Farnborough, Cawarral, Keppel Sands, The Caves, Marlborough, Ogmore and Stanage Bay making up our Shire. 


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The Livingstone Shire areas are blessed with a sub-tropical climate with an average summer temperature of 30 degrees and a winter temperature of 22 degrees. This weather makes it an enjoyable place to live all year round, with perfect weather to do a number of different activities.

The area has an abundance of natural features including countless beaches with sheltered swimming, picturesque national parks, pristine rainforests and idyllic offshore islands, making it an ideal tourist destination or place to live. Our beaches, bushes and tropical rainforests are second to none and have been specifically preserved, designed and transformed to show the unique, untouched charm of Livingstone.

A number of tourist attractions which are unique to the Livingstone Shire are also available to members of the public.

  • The Keppel Kraken - Zero Depth Water Play Feature, Yeppoon Foreshore
  • Commemorative Anzac Day Memorial, Emu Park Foreshore
  • Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, extending from Yeppoon to Rockhampton
  • St Christopher’s Chapel, Nerimbera
  • The Capricorn Caves
  • Great Keppel Island
  • Marlborough Historical Museum

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The refreshing, laid back lifestyle of Capricorn Coast will make you feel right at home. Our friendly, established community will welcome you with bright smiles and open arms whilst you are passing through, building your own little nest or simply enjoying a few quiet weeks away in our picturesque, tranquil surroundings. Livingstone and the Capricorn Coast is a relaxed coastal environment in which connecting with family, friends and the community is a high priority.

Any of the different locations in Livingstone Shire offer a broad range of outdoor and indoor activities, a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy them and a friendly community ready to make you feel welcome. Whether its beaches, bushes, camping, fishing or bushwalking, you’ll find something for all members of the family.

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Is there any wonder why we love living in Livingstone?


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