Boyne Island is part of the Gladstone Region in Queensland. This small town is situated on the west bank of the Boyne River. Historically, the island was initially used for sheep grazing. Over the years, farming, horticulture and fishing industries have found home in Boyne Island. Due to its rich timber forest, timber industries also became a part of Boyne Island’s history. Today, the island serves as a home for workers in the nearby Boyne Island aluminium smelter. Some employees that live in Boyne Island also work in the nearby Gladstone industries. The town is home to Boyne Smelters Ltd., Australia’s largest aluminium smelter.