Mackay is a very vibrant and exciting city which is fuelled by the sugar and mining industries and the Mackay Regional local Government area is one of the fastest growing in Queensland, with a population of 119,081 in June 2012.
Mackay was settled in 1862 and named after Captain John Mackay who discovered the valley of the Pioneer river.
Close to the Great Barrier Reef and offering great holiday stays, Mackay is popular with visitors and long term families looking for a great lifestyle with many employment opportunities.
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