Aerial view of Home Hill, looking south.
Home Hill lies approximately 98 kilometres (61 mi) south of
Townsville and 1,269 kilometres (789 mi) north of the state capital
Brisbane on the
Bruce Highway. It is a part of the Burdekin Region which includes the neighbouring town of
Ayr. Both towns are governed by the
Burdekin Shire Council.
Burdekin River forms the locality's north-western boundary. The urban area is situated centrally within the locality surrounded by crop farming. The Bruce Highway passes through the town from the south-east to the north-west crossing the river via the
Burdekin Bridge to Ayr. The
North Coast railway line runs immediately parallel and south of the highway with the
Home Hill railway station located in the town centre; it too crosses the river on the Burdekin Bridge. To the west of the town is Gardiner's Lagooon. Despite its name, the land in the locality is very flat.