Dysart is part of the Central Highlands/Bowen Basin regions and is approximately between 200-300 metres above sea level. Its native vegetation is typified by dry sclerophyll forest.
Dysart is located approximately 245 kilometres south west of Mackay, 340 kilometres north west of Rockhampton, in central Queensland and is approximately 36km off the Fitzroy Development Road. It is approximately 1000 kilometres north north-west of Brisbane. The town of Dysart covers an area of 4,61 km2 and is situated within the Isaac regional shire which covers an area of 18, 370 km2.
Although built specifically to service the nearby mining operations, Dysart is a public town. The town library is part of Isaac regional council’s building and provides public internet access as well as library facilities. Videoconferencing facilities are also available through the Dysart council office.
In the centre of the town is located an Olympic-sized pool, a great place to cool off in the summer months. There is excellent shade provided over the pool as well as around the grassed area. Well maintained sporting ovals and parks are a feature of this quiet, friendly town. It has a shopping mall, a nine hole golf course and bowls club. An excellent community civic centre is centrally situated and is available to local and visiting groups and organisations. The centre is owned and maintained by Isaac regional council and privately managed.