One of the enormous benefits of living in Richmond is the affordability of housing.  Across much of Australia, the possibility of owning your own home is becoming an unreachable dream for many people.  Here in Richmond, it is still achievable. 

Family homes in town start at approximately $160,000.  For those inclined to renovate a property themselves, the ubiquitous renovators delight starts at about $80,000 (sometimes less).  A five acre allotment with a home, on the outskirts of town, will cost from $360,000.  Vacant lots are also available.

Of course, this pricing can change quite rapidly, and we encourage you to do your own research as to recent sales in the area.  Be aware, however, that a search for Richmond on Real will often yield houses from a suburb of Mackay which is also called Richmond.  These houses in no way reflect our own real estate market. 

Homes are often available for rent in Richmond contact a local real estate agent to find out more.

View real estate for sale in Richmond, on Real

View commercial real estate for sale in Richmond, listed on Real

Richmond Shire Council currently has some housing blocks for sale, zoned rural residential.


Horses, Cattle and other animals

As an Outback town, the ability to keep horses, cattle, and other animals is much desired by our residents.  Richmond Shire Council understands that the keeping of these animals is an important lifestyle factor, and for some people, even an economic opportunity.  For these reasons, Richmond encourages  ownership of animals and there are less restricted formalities for keeping animals than there may be in other areas.


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Owning and riding a horse or pony is a joy for adults and children alike, and the possibility of it is one of the great advantages of living in the bush.  Council has horse paddocks available for lease on the outskirts of town.

Richmond Pony Club also has land which people can run horses used to attend pony club on.

Horses can also be kept on some of the town commons.


Council maintains four Commons and Reserves which local residents are able to run cattle on.  Agistees work together to muster and process stock on the commons a couple of times a year.  For many local families, this is a valuable source of extra income, and a big part of the lifestyle which Richmond offers.  See the agistment policy or contact Council for more information. 

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Above Image Credits: Banner Karla Eyre, Right Kim Hughes, Richmond Pony Club, Sara Hales

Dogs, Chooks, Cats and All creatures Great and Small

What would life be in a country town if you couldn't have a few chooks in the back yard?  Or a couple of dogs?   There are restrictions on keeping roosters in the town area, and of course dogs and cats have to be registered in line with national laws.  The details are available on Council's website:

Animal Control

Local Laws