Toowoomba on the Darling Downs


Toowoomba is situated on the Great Dividing Range, strategically located at the junction of the Warrego, New England and Gore Highways. With a diverse economy, and in close proximity to Brisbane and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, it offers the best of urban and rural environments.

Covering almost 13,000 square kilometres, the Toowoomba Regional Council area offers a diverse range of lifestyle choices for its 158,000 residents. Inner city, suburban, country town, village or rural addresses ensure a range of options when considering your next residential environment.

Irrespective of where you decide to call home, you will be only a short drive away from first class shopping, medical, educational, cultural, entertainment and recreation facilities expected of a modern, progressive region. Toowoomba City boasts three major hospitals while several smaller hospitals are located across the area.

The Council operates the magnificent Empire Theatre which hosts national and international acts, three art galleries, 11 libraries, and these facilities combined with several privately-owned art galleries, give residents plenty of cultural and learning opportunities. Nine golf courses, numerous swimming pools, rugby league, rugby union, Aussie rules, soccer, cricket, softball, netball, basketball playing fields and stadiums cater for sports-minded residents and visitors; from eight-year-olds to eighty-year-olds.

The Toowoomba region is home to two military bases. Borneo Barracks at Cabarlah, 20 kilometres north of Toowoomba, has been a part of the local landscape for over half a century. It is home to 7th Signals Regiment and the Electronic Warfare Wing of the Defence Force School of Signals. The Army Aviation Centre is located at Oakey, 30 kilometres west of Toowoomba. Oakey is home to the Australian Army Aviation Training Centre, the School of Army Aviation and the Army Helicopter School. Adjacent to the base is the excellent Museum of Army Aviation which is open to the public and hosts an annual fly-in. Whether you are posted to Borneo Barracks or Oakey, you will appreciate the choice of lifestyles, facilities and services available in the Toowoomba region.


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