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Getting Here

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.  

Travelling by Road

Travelling by Road

Blackall is easily accessed by fully sealed roads.  Approximate driving distances are listed below:

  • 950km from Brisbane on the Landsborough Highway.
  • 800km from Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway.
  • 850km from Mount Isa on the Landsborough Highway.
  • 750km from Bourke, NSW on the Mitchell Highway.

Travelling by Air

Travelling by Air

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.

Traveling by Coach

Traveling by Coach

Bus Queensland operate daily coach services to/from Blackall on their Brisbane to Mount Isa schedule.