Atherton - TAFE Queensland North

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The historical township of Atherton is located west to south-south-west of Cairns and is positioned on the Atherton Tableland, a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range. Atherton has a humid, subtropical climate that differs from the surrounding tropical savannah due to the town's elevation.

A large shopping centre is located in the middle of town, and pretty parks are scattered throughout. Atherton's 6,000 residents enjoy quiet lifestyle with an easy pace.

Address and contact details

Address: Atherton State High School - Maunds Road, Atherton
Postal: PO Box 752, Atherton QLD 4883
Telephone: (07) 4095 6000
Facsimile: (07) 4091 1512

Customer Service Centre hours

Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:15pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 4:15pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Public transport

Village Taxi Cabs provides taxi services for the Atherton region.


Ample parking is available in various locations surrounding the TAFE buildings at no cost.