|Population||554 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Richmond|
|State electorate(s)||Mount Isa|
Richmond is a town in western Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498 kilometres (309 mi) west of Townsville and 406 kilometres (252 mi) east of Mount Isa. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 554.
The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.
Richmond has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- See Richmond Airport
|Long distance rail services|
|Preceding station||Queensland Rail||Following station|
toward Mount Isa
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Richmond (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "St John the Baptist Anglican Church Complex (entry 16907)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "Richmond". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Richmond Shire Council
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Richmond and Richmond Shire
- Travelmate - Richmond, Queensland
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