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Toowoomba

As Queensland's largest inland city, Toowoomba offers all the benefits of urban living in a tranquil country environment. Being the commercial hub of the fertile Darling Downs region has resulted in a city with extensive infrastructure and thriving industry. The Darling Downs is one of the state's largest regions, stretching from the Great Dividing Range in the east to the Northern Territory border in the west, and south to the border of New South Wales. This diverse region accounts for almost one-third of Queensland's agricultural production. Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region are set to attract record investment levels over the next few years from both local and international enterprises, further expanding Toowoomba's main industries, which include:

  • agriculture and food processing
  • education and health
  • retail and wholesale trade
  • manufacturing and construction
  • transport
  • research and development

Toowoomba offers a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and enjoys one of the lowest costs of living in Queensland.

Source: Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation 2007
* Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011; Toowoomba LGA
The 'Welcome to Toowoomba' sign. Toowoomba regards itself as 'The Garden City'

ImageToowoomba at a glance

Population:
  • 163,936*
Location:
  • 90 minute drive west of Brisbane
Facilities:
  • 1 airport
  • 3 hospitals
  • 2 tertiary education facilities
  • 5 major shopping centres
Key Events:
  • Farmfest (June)
  • Qld. Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo (August)
  • Australian Heritage Festival (August)
  • Ag Show (September)
  • Tooowoomba Carnival of Flowers (September)
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