Population: 58,950 *
Dialing Code: 07 (+61 7 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)
Current Time: 22/05/2013 07:15:29 pm
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Rockhampton in eastern Queensland is over 600km north of Brisbane and became a city in 1902. It has a sister city in Japan called Ibusuki.
Known to locals as "Rocky", the city is the beef capital of Australia and a lot of land in the region is used for cattle grazing.
Tourism is starting to play a large part in Rockhampton's economy as the city is a convenient stop on the drive up Queensland's coast.