Proserpine (/ˈprɒsərpaɪn/, locally [ˈpɹɔsəpɑen]) is a town in Whitsunday Region in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Bruce Highway. It was founded in the 1890s. In the 2011 census, Proserpine had a population of 3,390. Proserpine is a major hub for the Whitsundays region, providing important infrastructure, including the rail station, the main airport for domestic and future International services, two high schools and primary schools, the regions only medium sized modern hospital and other vital services. It is a future base for workers involved in nearby mines including the $22 billion Adani Carmichael coal project and the future industrial hub of the region.
The town is located along the banks of the Proserpine River and is surrounded by vast flat areas of land currently primarily used for cane farming. It prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and in 2007 it won the Tourism Queensland Friendliest town award. Proserpine is growing steadily and this growth trajectory will be boosted by its airport becoming International standard in 2017/18, its affordability for new home buyers/builders and its short commute distance to the mines and all the best the region has to offer.