Blackall is located on the Matilda Highway as you travel north from Charleville. The town was founded in 1846 by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell and is named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. Blackall is accessible by air or road.
Blackall is easily accessed by fully sealed roads. Approximate driving distances are listed below:
QantasLink fly between Brisbane and Blackall three times a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At present there are no car hire facilities available at Blackall Airport. QantasLink offers daily flights into nearby Longreach Airport and there are car hire facilities available.
Bus Queensland operate daily coach services to/from Blackall on their Brisbane to Mount Isa schedule.