South West Queensland covers an area of 320,000 square kilometres and a population of over 26,000.
The major towns in the region include Roma, Mitchell, St George, Cunnamulla, Charleville, Surat and Thargomindah. There are many other smaller towns spread throughout the region.
The area is a remote region, with major economic activities including cattle grazing, extraction of natural minerals such as gas, opal mining and cotton farming.
The environment is dry and covered by red, brown and red clays. This environment is typical of arid rural Australia.
Attractions throughout the region include national parks such as Alton National Park, Chesterton Range National Park, Culgoa Floodplain National Park and many others.
There are several regional airports to help residents get around the region and the state, plus regular railway services to Brisbane.