Longreach is on the Landsborough Highway and the Thompson River in Outback Queensland. It is right in the centre of Queensland, on the Tropic of Capricorn, 700km west of Rockhampton and 1200km north-west of Brisbane. Longreach is rural town based around agricultural and pastoral industries. The name Longreach is derived from the length of the Thompson River.
- Local Council: Longreach Shire Council
- Local Schools: Longreach State High School, Longreach State School, Longreach Distance Education
- Qantas Founders Museum, the original home of QANTAS
- The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre in Longreach provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.