Police reinforcements have been sent to a northwest Queensland town after a mob smashed windows at the local station.

A large crowd formed outside the Doomadgee Police Station early Sunday after a man was arrested for allegedly breaking a female officer's nose with a torch.

The group smashed windows at the station, a local police officer told AAP.

A number of officers from Mount Isa have since been brought in.

A 53-year-old man has been charged with seriously assaulting a police officer and will appear in Doomadgee Magistrates Court on March 7.