The Toowoomba Region

Welcome to Toowoomba, a flourishing city overlooking the Great South East from the vantage point 700 metres above sea level on the edge of the Great Dividing Range.

The appropriately named Garden City is 125km inland of Brisbane which will host the XXXV Olympiad in 2032.

As the gateway to the west, Toowoomba is renown as one of Australia’s most family friendly communities with a quality of life and exuberance that is cherished by both its growing population of 164,000 locals and the 2.7 million annual visitors.

And getting here is easy, whether you come by road, rail or air through the world class Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. It’s where locals can take on the world!

Each year tens of thousands of families converge on the Toowoomba Region to celebrate the vibrancy of the month-long Carnival of Flowers.

Behind this devastatingly natural beauty is one of Australia’s most diverse economies that is synced across agriculture, business services, education, mining, transport and manufacturing industries.

There is a collective front foot forward mentality in the economy which has been nurtured and steered by a proactive Toowoomba Region Council, The Chamber of Commerce and the Toowoomba & Surat Basin Enterprise.

There is evidence of this forward momentum at every corner of the 13,000km2 Toowoomba Region which includes the satellite centres of Cambooya, Clifton, Goombungee, Greenmount, Highfields, Millmerran, Oakey, Pittsworth, and Yarraman, along with numerous developing townships such as Meringandan, Westbrook and Wyreema.

The Toowoomba Region is also known for its world class education facilities and through various government initiatives has attracted the nickname as an ‘Education Capital’.

Headlined by multi-award-winning University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba also boasts an advanced TAFE with modern learning amenities and state-of-the-art training facilities.

The Secondary Schools continue to attract national recognition while the more than 30 Primary Schools provides exceptional options.

Our Health services and facilities are also widely applauded due to the comprehensive range of hospital services, as well as community and primary health services available.

A proud cultural and sporting history have also helped put Toowoomba on the map, while perennial attractions like the grand Empire Theatre have kept it there.

The Fine Arts runs strongly through Toowoomba society from the Stage to the Street with more than 100 large murals on buildings by acclaimed outdoor artists.

And in the world of finer, fun and fashion things, Toowoomba is blessed with major shopping centres and boutique outlets to rival any capital city.

The $500 million dollar redevelopment of Grand Central Shopping Centre followed on from the implementation of the 20-year Toowoomba City Centre Master Plan which is transforming the CBD.

Numerous other community fortifying initiatives are also in the works which includes the Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area.

This is on top of the public amenities already upgraded such as the striking new Library to the free park barbecues and bikeways.

There is so much to embrace in Australia’s second most populous inland city and so much to be excited about with what’s coming.

Toowoomba is flourishing and today is much more than the most beautiful Garden City in the world with more than 240 public parks and gardens.

The Toowoomba Region has rich traditions and bold ambitions.

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