The town of Emerald is a rural community on the Capricorn Highway 275km west of Rockhampton with a population of about 14,000 people. Major industry includes coal-mining, beef cattle, cotton growing and tourism.
Most students choosing Emerald will require private transportation. The city has a daily air service from Brisbane and is along the passenger rail line from Rockhampton to Longreach.
For information on accommodation and schooling options in this region please see the local links provided right under the useful information.