Living in Toowoomba


As Queensland’s largest inland city, Toowoomba has a vibrant urban food and drink culture and growing live music and street art scene.  This is coupled with a great family vibe where high quality education options are many, from Kindergarten to University, and a wide range of recreational pursuits provide something for everyone.   

The natural beauty of the Garden City sees tree-lined streets punctuated with colourful parks and gardens, open green spaces, hiking and camping options and walking and cycling tracks. 

The community is diverse and multi-cultural with nearly 20% of residents being born outside Australia.  As a result inclusivity is a top priority for locals. A warm welcome, support and encouragement is always extended to new people to town. 

As one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland, Toowoomba has a range of new and emerging infrastructure, housing and public space developments in progress.  Boasting an international airport, three hospitals, newly constructed state of art retail development - Grand Central and destination dining precincts like the Waltons Stores and Eat Street – Toowoomba is quickly gaining a reputation to surpass its bigger city counterparts. 

Job opportunities in the region also continue to grow.  With many affordability advantages seeing people choosing to live and work in Toowoomba, not only are people enjoying a kick start or fast tracking of their career, they are also reaping the benefits of housing and cost of living expenses being less than if they chose a south-east Queensland location. 

So all in all Toowoomba is a great place to live – to find out more, visit one of the following websites. 

Visit Toowoomba Region 

Southern Queensland Country Tourism 

Toowoomba Regional Council – New resident’s guide