Cherbourg is located off the Bunya Highway approximately 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and seven kilometres from Murgon in the adjoining South Burnett Regional Council. The land area is approximately 3000 ha.
Cherbourg is an Aboriginal community and has a permanent population of around 2,000 residents. The town is in an attractive country setting surrounded by hills, farm land and forestry.
Cherbourg is run by the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council which is composed of elected residents from the community.
In recent years many improvements have been made across the township area and today Cherbourg has a Café, a convenience store, hospital, a junior school, a TAFE campus, a Community radio station, an aged care facility, a childcare facility, a sports centre, a regional footy ground, a museum and arts and crafts centre.
Cherbourg welcomes visitors and worth seeing is the Ration Shed Museum complex which has an exhibition of the history of Cherbourg. It also sells locally manufactured artifacts and paintings by respected community artists.