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About Rockhampton

Rockhampton is a major regional city located on the Tropic of Capricorn, close to the central coast of Queensland. Rockhampton manages most of Queenslandís beef export business and conducts the largest sales of stud and commercial cattle in the Southern Hemisphere. Rockhampton also supports agriculture, fishing and tourism. Surrounded by natural beauty, Rockhampton offers an ideal sub-tropical climate, excellent facilities and a strong community spirit.

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The Rockhampton Hospital provides a huge array of services including Red Cross blood transfusion service, 24 hour emergency, anaesthetics, radiology, ultrasound, specialist outpatient department review, central sterilising services and supply, rehabilitation, renal, coronary care, intensive care, palliative care, chemotherapy, cay surgery unit, operating rooms, general surgery, general orthopaedics, visiting urology, ear nose and throat, general medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics including neonatal (special care nursery), and general respiratory medicine.

Visiting services include rheumatology, oncology, haematology, paediatric cardiology, neurosurgical and facial maxillary.

Huge improvements on the Rockhampton Hospital have been made since 2007. Stage one of these improvements included a new emergency department, rehabilitation unit, maternity unit, paediatrics unit and dialysis unit as well as a learning and development centre. These improvements will establish a new general ward, increasing the hospitals capacity by 30 beds.

Living in Rockhampton

Rockhampton sits directly on the Tropic of Capricorn, the most southern position of the sunís journey around earth in the year. The sun reaches its southern position of the Tropic of Capricorn on the Summer Solstice, 22 December each year, officially commencing summer in the southern hemisphere.

Each year around the Summer Solstice, nature creates an amazing display in the Capricorn Caves just north of Rockhampton. Fourteen metres underground, the limestone Belfry Cavern is penetrated by a beam of sunlight and illuminated. The beam is brightest and longest on the day of the Summer Solstice. Those caught in the beam of light will see the colours of their clothing reflected on the walls of the cave. Tours can be taken to see this once a year phenomenon.

Local must see!

Six bull statues representing the main breeds of the area are situated throughout Rockhampton in recognition of Rockhampton's Beef Capital of Australia title. See if you can spot them all and identify the breeds!

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  • Over 80 education facilities including public and private schools (preparatory year followed by year 1 to year 12), special education, distance education, TAFE and Central Queensland University
  • Early childhood education and child care services
  • Community clubs including Apex, Lions, Rotary, RSL, Scouts and Girls Brigade
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Walter Reid Cultural centre
  • Rockhampton library
  • All major religious denominations offer services in Rockhampton
  • PCYC
  • Police station
  • Australia Post
  • Coles and Woolworths supermarkets
  • Shopping centres including Stocklands and K-Mart Plaza
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including pony clubs, horse and greyhound racing, all codes of football, bowls, golf, water skiing, fishing, tennis, soccer, hockey, netball, basketball, cricket, martial arts and a variety of other indoors sports
  • Two Olympic sized swimming pools including the Rock Pool Water Park.
  • Other sports facilities include a velodrome, water ski gardens, rowing venues, day and night tennis courts, and indoor sports venues
  • Botanical gardens
  • Rockhampton zoo
  • National Trust heritage buildings and architecture
  • The Dreamtime Cultural Centre
  • Rockhampton Agricultural Show in June
  • Glenmore Homestead
  • Olsens Capricorn Caves
  • Beef Week in May
  • The Rocky Swap and Multicultural Fair in August
  • The Big River Jazz Festival in September
  • Arts in the Park and Rocky Barra Bounty in October
Rockhampton hospital Rockhampton hospital Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
C/- Rockhampton Hospital, Canning Street ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Postal Address:
C/- Rockhampton Hospital, Canning Street ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
General Phone:
+61 7 4920 6211
General Fax:
+61 7 4920 6335
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
Real life stories
Dr Scott Cooling, Medical Superintendent, Capricorn Coast Hospital
Dr Scott Cooling Medical Superintendent, Capricorn Coast Hospital & Health Service "Itís a great lifestyle with plenty of beach days plus good schools and sporting activities for the kids".
Larissa Ramm, Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital
Larissa Ramm Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital "There are a lot of small towns and outreach areas that rely on you, and at the end of the day you're helping make people's live better".
Colin Bowen, CN, Gladstone Hospital
Colin Bowen Clinical Nurse, Gladstone Hospital "It only takes 10 minutes to get to work. So you get to do anything you want with your own time because you find you get a lot more of it".
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  • 65,000 Population
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